Dedicated to the socio-economic advancement of the poor and disadvantaged communities

History of CIPD

The Centre for Integrated Programme and Development (CIPD) is a research and development based organization for implementation of sustainable development programs for the people living in the extremely backward Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh. The CIPD was established in 1998 with a view to providing economic leverage to the CHT peoples in their efforts to improve their livelihood. It also aspires to exploit the favorable condition that came following in the wake of the CHT Accord of 1997 to bring about a positive change in the socio-economic, cultural and environmental development of CHT peoples. Its aims to contribute to building sustainable societies, which will ensure freedom from poverty, privation, disease and illiteracy, where they will have greater voice, influence, dignity and security. 

The General Board (GB) is the supreme authority of CIPD composed of 21 members (7 Female  and  14 Male members).  Its Executive Board is composed of 7 members elected by GB, (3 Female and 4 Male members). Every year general board members sit in a board meeting where they discuss financial and development agenda and set goal, strategic plan of the organization. After every three years, General Board members elect Executive Board members. Executive Board members in each quarter sit with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other staff to monitor different project activities.  A 54-strong workforce is working, out of it 34 are females and 20 are males. Chief Executive is responsible for all projects and development works of the organization. He is accountable to the Executive Board. 



Registration No


Department of Social Service

Registration No- Ranga 115/11


NGOA  Bureau of Bangladesh

Registration No-1956


Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA)

No- 003812-00620-00624



CIPD envisions Chittagong Hill Tracts is a region with customary self-governing system, rich in natural resources, economically prosperous and self reliant. The society is peaceful and egalitarian based on the values of sharing and traditional culture, where the rights of the Indigenous Peoples are established and men and women are living with equality and dignity. (Reviewed in 2013)   


Improve the quality of life of the CHT permanent resident’s men and women through empowerment and enhancement of their capacity by providing technical and economic support so that they can use the natural resources for their sustainable development. Assist people for establishing their rights by strengthening customary self governing system, building awareness on gender equality and promotion of Indigenous knowledge. (Reviewed in 2013)   

Our Goal

Considering the strategic issues in the context and the aspirations of a prosperous peaceful society in CHT, the following five Goals (strategic objectives) are aimed for achieving the Vision:


1) Sustainable Livelihood & Economic Empowerment

2) Promotion of Customary Self Governance

3) Empowerment for Rights; Education, Health, etc.

4) Protection and Promotion of Culture and Identity

5) Ensure Gender Justice

Target group as beneficiaries of the Organization 

1) Rural poor,               

2) Internally displaced hill people & Jumia (Shifting cultivator),

3) Distressed female, children & old persons,

4) Backward indigenous communities,

5) Poor local Bengali community,

6) Unserved people living in frontier and inaccessible areas,

7) Urban poor,

8) Female, Youth and Children and 

9) Repatriated refugees

Rangamati Map

Khagrachari Map

Bandarban Map

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