The NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) was established in 1990 through an administrative order of the Government. Its prime objective is to provide one-stop service to the NGOs operating with foreign assistance and registered under the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1978. In addition, it facilitates the activities of the NGOs in the country, and ensures their accountability to the state and thereby to the people of the country. Initially, it was located in the President Secretariat's Public Division and, later on, in the Cabinet Division. In 1991, with the re-introduction parliamentary form of government, the NGOAB was placed under the Prime Minister's Office as a regulatory body of the NGOs with the status of a government department.
Major functions of NGO Affairs Bureau are registering NGOs intend to receive foreign fund for voluntary activities and renewal of registration after every five years, approval of projects of NGOs and release of fund, permission for appointment of expatriate consultants and fixing their tenure, examination and evaluation of reports/returns submitted by NGOs and take appropriate measures, implementation monitoring, evaluation and inspection of NGO activities, enlistment of Chartered Accounting Firms for auditing of accounts of the NGOs.
NGO Affairs Bureau
Prime Minister’s Office
Matsya Bhaban (9th Floor)
13 # Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani
Fax: +88 - 02- 9562844
A.K.M. Moazzem Hossain
Deputy Director (General)