Organizational Profile of PRIP Trust


PRIP Trust is a pioneer in the development sector in Bangladesh for her unique approach to capacity development. Over the last two decades, PRIP has established her strong position for comprehensive and quality program services to build institutional capacity, particularly of NGOs, other civil society organizations, networks and local governments to achieve their respective goals more effectively and efficiently.


PRIP was founded upon the basic premise that imbalances in international financial resource allocation to Bangladeshi NGOs have had an adverse effect on the development’s abilities to effectively address urgent social development needs in the country.


PRIP was initiated in 1988, as an USAID sponsored project, titled, ‘Private Rural Initiative Program’ (PRIP), which was managed by Pact Inc., Washington, USA. From 1994, PRIP had undergone a carefully planned transition from a project to an organization. Finally, PRIP Trust emerged as a Bangladeshi NGO in 1995. Presently, PRIP is registered under the Trust Act 1882 (Deed No- 1V – 2) and also with the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Government of Bangladesh (Registration No. 1051). PRIP Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising of 9 members.


PRIP’s Vision: A just and equitable society based on the principles and practices of Good Governance.


Mission Statement: PRIP Trust strives to build human and institutional capacities of State and Non-state Actors in the field of Institutional Development, Social Accountability, Local Governance, Civic Engagement, Gender & Development, Human Rights, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change and Social Inclusion.


PRIP Trust nurtures and values commitment and professionalism in designing and delivering quality services, particularly, in the areas of Capacity Building, Organizational Development (OD), Change Management, Network & Forum Development, Community Mobilization, Knowledge Management, Advocacy and Gender Mainstreaming. PRIP promotes democratic values and practices, and operates with a rights-based approach.




– To enhance efficiency and effectiveness of NGOs by institutionalizing good governance practices in program and organizational management;

– To enhance collaboration amongst NGOs, Government, Civil Society, and Private Sector for effective contribution to overall development through better synergy and harmony;

– To enhance the capacities of the local government institutions in performing assign roles, exercising given authorities and in demanding for devolution of power and authorities from central to local government;

– To foster qualitative improvement in basic public services for poor and disadvantaged communities;

– To facilitate process for socio-political empowerment of women, minority and excluded communities



 – Institutional capacity building of small and mid-level NGOs primarily by applying OD approach;

– Facilitating space for wider and meaningful engagement of non-state actors in state managed development interventions;

– Promoting systematic and inclusive participation; and multi stakeholder dialogues aiming at people centered empowerment;

– Promoting innovative citizen engagement practices by the local government institutions;

– Mobilization and capacity building of the rights holders to hold the duty bearers accountable;

– Capacity development of the duty bearers in responding to the Social Accountability (SA) demands;

– Fostering evidence based advocacy for policy reform in favor of women; and the disadvantaged and marginalized communities.


Core Competencies:

–Organizational Development;

–Program Implementation at Filed Level;
–Institutional Development; –Change Management;
–Sectoral Relationship Building; –Gender mainstreaming;
–Strategic Management; –Human Capacity Development;
–Organizational Learning (Research, Assessment, Appraisal & Evaluation);
–Financial Management;
–Management Development;
–Capacity Building of Local Govt. Functionaries;
–Capacity Building and adoptation of the People during Climate Change and Disaster;
–Development of Various Organizational Systems (HR, M&E, Fin. Mgt.)

PRIP Management


To give a clear idea about the management of the organization the hierarchy of governance and management are depicted in the following few words.


Trustee Board: PRIP is governed by the Trustee Board consisting of 10 members. The Trustee Board members meet quarterly to oversee organizational performance.


Management Team & Department: The Executive Director is appointed by the Trustee Board and is treated as the Chief of the internal management. The overall activities of PRIP are implemented by few departments such as Finance and Administration, Training, Monitoring and Evaluation, NGO Coordination, Gender and Governance.


Senior Management Team: In order to increase coordination among the different departments of the organization, a committee comprising all the departmental heads is formed in the name of Senior Management Team (SMT).


Staff members: The main strength of PRIP’s management is a bank of qualified and committed staff having long experiences in working with different national and international organizations.


General Information


Name                          : PRIP-Trust

Postal address                       : House 67/B, Indira Road, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215

E-mail                           :,

Telephone number      : 88-02-58150065; 88-02-58150080

Website                          :


Contact Person


Name                           : Ms. Aroma Dutta

Designation                 : Executive Director

Mobile Number           : 01711539943

Phone Number           : 88-02-58150065; 88-02-58150080 (Off), 88-02-8318923 (Res)

E-mail address            :,


Legal Status:


Authority Registration Number Date of Registration
Government of Bangladesh Deed No-1V–2, under the Registration Act, 1908 5/2/1995
NGO Affairs Bureau 1051 28/7/1996


Development Partners: EU, SDC, SHIREE/UKAid, SDLG/USAID, the World Bank


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