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Vision, Mission, Objectives and Strategy

Vision, Mission, Objectives and Strategy

We strive for a world of equity and justice where human rights and democracy are the social cultures.

COAST organizes strategically important activities related to development which, in turn, will facilitate the sustainable and equitable improvement of life, especially of women, children and disadvantaged population of the coastal areas in Bangladesh through their increased participation in the socio-economic, cultural and civic life of the country.

COAST values are related to Working Approach, Learning Attitude, Human Potentials, Economy, Honor, Culture, People’s Organization, Governance, Accountability, Participation, Gender, Transparency, Information Technology, and Bio-diversity.

  • We exist for the poor and for their interest
  • We work based on what we know
  • Our thought must be updated
  • We say what we understand
  • We believe in the equality of human being
  • Keep good relationship with all without compromising with values

COAST Strategy for 2020-24


COAST (www.coastbd.net) has emerged as an NGO from a ten-year-old project of an international NGO since the beginning of 1998. It was a project situated in the southern part of Bhola island, i.e., in the mouth of the Bay of Bengal where joint flow of world mighty river Ganjes and Brhamaputra are met, this is one of the world most dangerous cyclone zone. It was painstaking nationalization process have had happened during the period of 1994-1997, mainly these are reducing overhead cost in building capacity and enhancing coverage, empowering beneficiaries to change their role as an active partner of the development initiatives and finally forming board to ensure local accountability.

It has set of values related to its working approach those are Pro-Poor Existence, Experiential Learning, Learning by doing, Equality of Human Potentials, Economy in personal and organizational Behavior, Respect to own Culture, Gender Equality, Right to Participation in Decision making, Communication, Relation and Accountability, People’s Organization, Governance and Environment & diversity. These have been prepared during the period of 1998-99.

It is registered (No. 1242) by the NGO Affairs Bureau of Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh Government. It has got registration (No. 00956-04041-00068) from Microcredit Regulatory Authority, Bangladesh Central Bank. COAST is also a certified organization by Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International.

COAST Evolution and Strategic Plan 2020_24

COAST Origin, Rohingya Response and Future Strategy


  • Executive Committee (EC) and General Committee (GC)
  • Regular Quarterly Meeting of EC, Annual Meeting of GC
  • Senior Management Team (SMT), weekly and quarterly meeting
  • Management audit and certified by HQAI
  • Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC
  • Certified by MIX Market

Excellence in Governance

  • Stakeholder participation: One of the first NGOs adopted ‘Right to Information’, publishing program-based desktop newsletter monthly
  • Complaint Response Mechanism with whistleblowing policy, complaint box at all the offices
  • Transparent: All meeting minutes, policies and circulars are available in the website
  • Quality Control: Separate Internal Audit and MEAL Section
  • Need analysis and objective-based programs and advocacy
  • Updated with Technogies: Using software based meeting system using Zoom, Gotomeeting etc.
  • Quickly Adaptive: More than 100 sessions for staff on fighting COVID19, disinfection process in all offices Emergency Fund:Fast responder to any disaster in the working areas with own fund, medical facilities for staff, providing all costs of COVID19 treatment of infected staff.


  • Core Program (with micro finance income, Microfinance, primary health care, People’s Organization, disaster response fund ,Community radio)
  • Non-Core Program (with donor grants, Development programs, partnership with donors)
  • Democracy and CSO building
  • Advocacy at the local, national and international level (With EquityBD, focus climate justice, tax justice, inequality, aid/development effectiveness, CSO as a 3rdsector)
  • Localization Campaign (BD CSO Process)
  • Peacebuilding with Rohingya Refugee

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