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BEDO started its journey through undertaking different development programs in 1993. Since inception BEDO has been relentlessly striving to create a society free from poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, good health, human rights and pollution free environment. BEDO always believes that poverty is the root cause of all social, economic and political problems of Bangladesh. That’s why BEDO is giving utmost importance to alleviate poverty from its working areas.

Vision
Socio-economic and environmental development of the people of Bangladesh in a sustainable way.

Mission
Uplift socio-economic, human rights, gender equity and environmental status of the target people.

Objectives
1.
Eradicate poverty in both rural and urban areas through micro credit for agricultural development and employment generation.
2.
Empower women through promoting gender equality and ensuring their participation in decision making from local and national level.
3.
Make aware the general mass about environment.
4.
Prepare the target people to minimize effect of natural disaster and provide support to disaster-affected people.
5.
Promote environmentally sustainable practices for development through advocating for integrating principles of sustainable development into national policies and programs.
6.
Reduce incidence of mortality and morbidity by providing health services and raising awareness on health issues including STI & HIV/AIDS among general mass.
7.
Promote universal education through universal primary education, providing non-formal education and mainstreaming the children to formal schools.
8.
Make aware the general mass about road safety; promote human rights through empowering the poor with awareness and raising their socio-economic status.
9.
Ensure rights of the people especially disadvantaged groups including children, women and disabled.
     
Working Area
The work area of BEDO are now Dhaka, Naogaon, Bogra and Chapai-Nawabgonj districts covering 10 upazila, 80 unions & pouroshova and 1,130villages & wards. BEDO is implementing different development programs in the working area through its central office, region office and 15 branches.
     
Legal Status
BEDO is duly registered with Department of Social Services, NGO Affairs Bureau Joint Stock Companies and Microcredit Regulatory Authority bearing registration numbers DHA-0304, 1184, S-2709 (122) 2002 and 00558-00067-00016, dated 1-01-94, 03-09-97, 06-03-02 and 05-09-2007 respectively.

Affiliation with other Organizations
1. Credit & Development Forum ( CDF )
2. STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh.
3. Micro Credit Summit Campaign Council, USA.
4. Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB).
5. Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Forum (AFDF), Bangladesh.


Development Partner
BEDO has earned reputation by gaining experiences of working with UNDP, World Bank, FRI, UN ESCAP, LGED, Dhaka City Corporation, ADB, Pally Karma Shahayak Foundation (PKSF), UNFPA, Manusher Jonno, European Commission,Govt. Of Japan,Tokyo University of Japan, CARE and DFID funded donor organization.
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