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Strengthening Public Expenditure Management in Bangladesh.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

The programme aims to deliver a more efficient public expenditure management system with increased transparency and accountability to citizens.

Project Identifier: GB-1-107458
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-07-2007
Total Budget: £30,149,996

Access to Justice through Paralegal and Restorative Justice Services in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve access to justice for the poor by reducing the inflow of cases into the judicial system, reducing the remand population in prisons, and increasing diversion of cases out of the formal criminal justice system. Covering 40 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts, it has already benefitted over 3 million poor people with improved access to accountable, efficient and effective justice services and paralegal service activities. Important response to COVID-19 in line with Business Case supporting health tracking of prisoners and health equipment in prisons.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203227
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 30-01-2013
Total Budget: £45,093,839

Grameenphone Limited

CDC Group plc

A debt investment by CDC to Grameenphone Limited. Incorporated in 1996, Grameenphone is the largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh and is the country's largest tax-payer. The loan will help modernise the Grameenphone network and increase its capacity and coverage in rural areas which previously had limited access to mobile services.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F305201
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-05-2013
Budget: Not Provided

Strengthening Government Social Protection Systems for the Poor (SGSP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Supporting the Government of Bangladesh through provision of technical assistance and advocacy to establish policies, budgets and plans for a more effective and efficient social protection system. This is expected to benefit around 78 million poor Bangladeshis through design and implementation of programmes which are better targeted to the poor and more focused on helping them lift themselves out of poverty. As a whole, this will support reform of the social protection system and improve the impact and sustainability of the Government’s own expenditure on social protection in Bangladesh. This contributes to Millennium Development Goal 1 ( ie eradication of extreme poverty and hunger) and will result in the reduction of number of people living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh but currently excluded from social protection schemes, by 2017.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202972
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 11-09-2013
Total Budget: £16,934,345

UK Aid Match 2013–2016: giving the public a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203559
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 18-10-2013
Total Budget: £122,799,944

Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

The programme is increasing access to finance for the micro and small enterprises-MSEs- in Bangladesh. It is working in three folds- 1. working with the policymakers to make the financial sector policies more conducive for MSEs, 2. setting up a credit information bureau for the microfinance sector and 3. working with the private sector to bring innovative financial products, services and delivery channels to the market that will increase MSEs' ability to access formal financial services. All these will help increase the private sector credit to GDP ratio from the existing 48% to 53% which will contribute to increase the MSE supported jobs from the existing 28million to 30million and leverage additional £93million in loans from the private sector to the MSEs. This programme is helping Bangladesh achieve the SDG target 1.4 of ensuring all men and women particularly poor and vulnerable have access to appropriate financial services.

Project Identifier: GB-1-202180
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-03-2014
Total Budget: £24,373,518

Summit Meghnaghat

CDC Group plc

Debt investment in the power sector to help meet Bangladesh's demand for electricity.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F307601
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-04-2014
Budget: Not Provided

Transparency and Right to Information

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Increased transparency and accountability, and reduced corruption in Bangladesh through smart advocacy and adaptive programming for policy, system and community change. Critical policy areas include - addressing health sector corruption and social safety net corruption (Transparency International Bangladesh); support to returnee migrants; increasing Bangladesh's access to climate finance and supporting poor people facing climate migration (British Council).

Project Identifier: GB-1-203488
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-10-2014
Total Budget: £31,499,990

South Asia Country Research Fund

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

This Fund has been set up to provide operationally relevant research support to country offices in South Asia. Studies will be commissioned on the basis of demand from DFID country offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal and Pakistan and the context-specific evidence generated will inform the design of new programmes and improve implementation of ongoing programmes in these country offices. It is expected that the evidence generated by the programme will also be useful for other donors and the wider development community. Gender will be a key focus in the programme.

Project Identifier: GB-1-205053
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 02-07-2015
Total Budget: £4,905,232

Ending the Cycle of Undernutrition in Bangladesh - Suchana [nutsen]

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Significant reduction in incidence of stunting amongst children under two years of age in Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts of Sylhet division in Bangladesh and catalyse support across government and other stakeholders for a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach to undernutrition at the national level.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204131
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-07-2015
Total Budget: £20,424,998

Support to Bangladesh’s National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Improvement in the integration of poor communities into municipal planning, budgeting and management, with a particular focus on women and girls and climate resilience; piloting of options for scale up and lesson learning at national level to inform overall urban policy and poverty reduction

Project Identifier: GB-1-203491
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 09-02-2016
Total Budget: £60,150,001

British Council - Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, strengthen English language teaching and encourage collaboration between citizens and the state.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-3-BC-BD-03
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Total Budget: £18,794,572

Strategic Partnership Arrangement II between DFID and BRAC

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To provide support to BRAC’s development programmes to improve access to quality basic services (health, education, water and sanitation), help the poorest, most marginalised people across the whole of Bangladesh graduate from extreme poverty, support inclusive growth and help build effective formal and informal institutions. UK support will include: helping over 950,000 children (600,000 girls) gain a decent education; providing additional nutritional support to 11 million people (7 million women and girls); helping 5.7 million girls and women gain access to family planning services; providing at least 75,000 people with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation; and lifting 240,000 women and their families (over 960,000 people) out of extreme poverty.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204916
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 13-04-2016
Total Budget: £223,999,998

Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund, Phase 2

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

The purpose of Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund 2, BICF2, is to reduce poverty in Bangladesh by catalysing private sector investments and creating jobs through an integrated investment climate reform programme. BICF2 will help the Government of Bangladesh to modernise and reform key elements of the regulatory framework, improve private sector access to industrial land, energy and infrastructure, and enhance export diversification and sector competitiveness in three sectors. BICF 2 aims to strengthen investment climate and hence reduce poverty in Bangladesh through sustained pro poor economic growth. This will contribute to the creation of 50,000 additional formal jobs, at least 40 percent of which will be for women £325 million of additional private sector investments businesses saving £164 million from reduced compliance costs through improvements in the regulatory environment and four special economic zones becoming fully operational

Project Identifier: GB-1-204951
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-05-2016
Total Budget: £18,904,006

Youth Education and Skills programme for economic Growth - YES4Growth

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To deliver manifesto commitments on education and contribute to the global goal of inclusive and equitable quality education for all. To ensure underprivileged youth, especially females, have improved opportunities for basic education, vocational skills and formal employment. To contribute UK government's commitment to women's economic empowerment. To provide basic education and skills development training to over 27000 including 45% girls disadvantaged adolescents and youths.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203870
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 19-06-2016
Total Budget: £26,400,000

Strengthening Midwifery in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To contribute to the global goal of healthy lives and well-being for all and manifesto commitment on family planning. It will develop 5500 competent and licensed midwives in the public and private sectors and establish midwives as a professional cadre in Bangladesh. It will build capacity of BRAC University and the public institutions to provide standard diploma midwifery education and integrate midwifery in the health system through supporting UNFPA. It will develop midwifery society in the country with support of the RCM.

Project Identifier: GB-1-204079
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 25-07-2016
Total Budget: £14,499,999

Strengthening humanitarian preparedness and response in Bangladesh

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

The project aims to address the ongoing needs of over 800000 Rohingya refugees, who were displaced by the Myanmar military in August 2017. UK support provides food aid to around one million of them since the influx in August 2017, improved shelter for 400,000 families and clean water and sanitation for over 300,000 people. They also get cooking gas to stop the destruction of forest for firewood. Over 500,000 people will also be supported for sexual and reproductive health and over one million people with other health services. The vulnerable Bangladeshi communities, who host them will also get support. Thus, both groups will lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The project will also strengthen disaster preparedness and help to reduce the cost for disaster response through a joint UN and civil-society programme. Around 500,000 people will get timely and cost-effective aid following disasters.

Project Identifier: GB-1-205268
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 03-08-2016
Total Budget: £339,499,981

Fleming Fund – Country and Regional Grants and Fellowships Programme

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Projects funded through Fleming Fund will benefit people in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of drug resistant infection is greater.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-10-FF_MA
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 10-10-2016
Total Budget: £234,970,256

Sirajganj 4

CDC Group plc

Investment by CDC into Sirajganj 4 - a power plant project in Bangladesh to tackle the country's power shortage.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03877777-F313801
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 20-10-2016
Budget: Not Provided

Family Planning in Bangladesh – improving quality and access

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve uptake of quality family planning services among underserved women especially adolescents and women in special circumstances. Ipas along with five downstream partners is implementing this project mainly in government health facilities to ensure quality post abortion and postpartum FP services. Ipas Bangladesh, in partnership with the Directorate General of Health Services, the Directorate General of Family Planning, and local stakeholders, is poised to implement a five-year project to cultivate an environment that supports women in accessing a full range of family planning services. The programme will increase the availability of high-quality contraceptive services; train and empower service providers; and advocate at the local and national level for improved reproductive health services. Ipas Bangladesh will focus comprehensive interventions in Sylhet, Chittagong, Barisal, and Dhaka, where unmet contraceptive need is greatest.

Project Identifier: GB-1-203866
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 16-11-2016
Total Budget: £4,899,997

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