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

Proyecto terminado

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.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Industrial policy
Apoyo a empresas e inclusión económica
Desarrollo rural
01.12.2011 - 31.01.2017
CHF 8'200'000
Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización suiza sin fines de lucro
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Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   8'200'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   8'051'983
Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019   (Fase en curso)

Fase 1 01.12.2011 - 31.01.2017   (Completed)