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Sharique Phase IV : SDC LGov Programme

01.03.2017 - 30.06.2020

Sharique has developed a proven capacity development model for urban municipalities strengthening participative and inclusive development planning, transparent budgeting, taxation and representation of women and poor citizens in decision-making and service delivery. In this exit phase, the model will be internalized and applied in two additional districts by national training institutions, empowering 0.8 million citizens to influence planning and provision of public services.

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

01.01.2017 - 30.04.2020

Women and men living on riverine islands will increase the productivity of their farms as a result of better access to quality inputs and services, processing and output markets. The 25’000 benefitting farm households are likely to invest additional income into the diversification of their farm businesses and basic needs. This will result in reduced poverty and vulnerability of men and women on riverine islands and an increase in their well-being.  

Strengthening Human Rights institutions in Bangladesh

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

People in Bangladesh repeatedly suffer from human rights violations which especially affect poor and marginalised people with limited remedy and widespread impunity. The project strengthens (i) the National Human Rights Commission to more effectively promote and protect human rights and (ii) civil society to promote and monitor Human Rights and provide legal aid.

Prabriddhi - Local Economic Development (LED) at District Level

01.01.2017 - 31.07.2020

In two urban municipalities and their surrounding territories, the public and private sector and civil society will engage in joint local economic strategizing, planning and implementation. A more vibrant, competitive  and better performing economy will benefit all people living in an area including businesses of all sizes and generate opportunities particularly for poor and marginalised women and men. The model of decentralized economic planning developed and refined locally will be replicated across Bangladesh.

Policy Reform on Local Governance (PROLOG II)

17.10.2016 - 16.10.2020

Decentralisation as a strategy for pro-poor political transformation places Local Governments on the driving seat for improved local public services. PROLOG II provides technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh in the decentralization reform. It also involves citizens -including women and disadvantaged groups- in overseeing their municipalities for increased accountability. Ultimately citizens will gain from local public services responding to their needs.

Bangladesh Agricultural and Disaster Insurance Programme (BADIP)

15.05.2016 - 31.10.2021

Smallholder farmers in Bangladesh face considerable risks. Droughts, floods, winds, temperature shocks, pests and diseases can destroy their livelihoods and leave them indebted for years. To cope with such shocks, they are often forced to sell productive assets and fall back in poverty. By developing the market for agricultural insurance and related extension services, BADIP will sustainably increase poor farmers’ resilience, giving them the confidence and security to step up their productive investments.  

Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work of Migrant Workers

01.04.2016 - 30.06.2019

Men and women who opt for migrating abroad in search of employment will benefit from better protection (pre-departure orientation, international standard contracts, etc.) as the project will improve the overall migration policy and migration governance framework of Bangladesh. The project will also strengthen institutions responsible for managing migration, by building the capacity of the government and private sector to expand and improve services for migrant workers.

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Shomoshti– Prosperity for the Poor and Disadvantaged

15.03.2016 - 31.07.2017

200,000 poor and disadvantaged households will improve their well-being through increased income and the use of public and private social services. The households will benefit from using improved public and private agri-business services. Their voice and participation in public services, and their access to the emerging private and social entrepreneur services in education, nutrition, health and sanitation will be enhanced.

APARAJITA-Political Empowerment of Women

01.12.2015 - 31.10.2017

The project aims to build the confidence, knowledge and capacity of elected and potentially elected women representatives and to encourage networks of mutual support so that they can fulfill their obligations to their electorate and contribute to making local government and local service provision more responsive, especially to the needs of women.

Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labour (B-SkillFUL)

01.11.2015 - 31.03.2020

50,000 poor and disadvantaged men and women will improve their skills and out of them at least 70% will be gainfully employed. The resulting increase in their incomes will contribute to their better well-being and overall poverty alleviation. The employment conditions of workers in the informal sector will be improved through partnerships between the Informal Sector Industry Skills Council, enterprises and training service providers.

Ashshash – for men and women who have escaped trafficking

01.09.2015 - 14.11.2022

Human trafficking deprives millions of their dignity and freedom. It is estimated that thousands are trafficked every year in Bangladesh. Switzerland has an interest that international migration is regular, secure, and respects human dignity and the rights of migrants. The project will support men and women who have escaped trafficking to reintegrate into society, raise awareness on the perils of irregular migration and improve public and private capacities to deliver services to the victims of trafficking. The intervention is beneficial for Switzerland’s political dialogue on safe, orderly and regular migration at the global level.

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Sanitation Market Systems (SanMarkS)

01.05.2015 - 31.10.2019

Through the project Sanitation Market Systems (SanMarkS), the poor and disadvantaged will benefit from a better wellbeing due to improved hygienic sanitation solutions which are offered by the private sector in a sustainable manner. As a result of the project, funded by SDC and UNICEF, the private sector service providers in collaboration with public actors will respond to the needs and demand of the rural poor and provide improved sanitation services to at least 450,000 people in at least six districts of Bangladesh.

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