Making Markets Work for the Chars (M4C) in Northern Bangladesh

Projet terminé

Among the most vulnerable people in Bangladesh are the 2 million dwellers living on small river islands –Chars - in the north of Bangladesh. The Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP), a large DFID funded asset transfer programme, is supporting the Chars since 2004 through a package of core support, centred around upgrading of basic infrastructure (e.g. raising homestead plinths, installing latrines), combined with a core economic package of productive assets (e.g. livestock) and 18 months stipends for extreme poor households. While CLP is successful in its core, concerns about long term sustainability of the underlying market systems are not addressed in a systematic manner and questions about how to safeguard and further extend the economic gains initiated through asset transfer remain open. M4C tackles this challenge in close collaboration with DFID/CLP and links large-scale asset transfer with mar-ket development aiming at sustainable systemic changes on the Chars.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Emploi & développement économique
Politique de l’industrie
Soutien commerciale & inclusion économique
Développement rural
01.12.2011 - 31.01.2017
CHF  8’200’000
Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
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Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    8’200’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    8’051’983
Phases du projet Phase 3 01.07.2020 - 31.12.2024   (Phase en cours) Phase 2 01.02.2017 - 30.06.2020   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.12.2011 - 31.01.2017   (Completed)