The Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) 2100 Formulation Project is led by the General Economic Division of the Bangladesh Planning Commission and is supported by the Government of the Netherlands. In 2012, in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two countries to cooperate on delta planning. After a preparatory study, the Bangladesh Delta Plan2100 Formulation Project was launched by AHM Mustafa Kamal, Minister of Planning in August 2014 at the NEC Conference Hall of the Ministry of Planning.
The technical assistance team for the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 Formulation Project consists of the Bangladeshi-Dutch BanDuDeltAS consortium and Bangladeshi research organization PRI (Policy Research Institute) The BanDuDeltAS consortium is led by Dutch consultancy firm Twynstra Gudde. Other partners and contractors in BanDuDeltAS are Euroconsult Mott MacDonald, ECORYS, Witteveen+Bos, D.EFAC.TO, Deltares, Wageningen UR, UNESCO-IHE, the Climate Adaptation Services Foundation, Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and Institute of Water Modelling (IWM). BanDuDeltAS is further assisted by the Gender and Water Alliance Project Bangladesh. The consortium reflects the wide variety of expertise required in the preparation of the Delta Plan.