Program Objectives

Main Objectives
Wage employment
Food security
Financial Inclusion
Self-employment
Market access
Social services
Diversification
Women's Empowerment
Environmental Management
Productivity
Social Inclusion
Resilience
Program Development Objective(description)

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to 'improve livelihoods of the poor and extreme poor and to promote rural enterprises, access to finance, and create employment opportunities in selected districts of Bangladesh'.

Program Components

TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
WAGE EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Average Program Duration for Program Beneficiaries
Under one year
Between one and three years
More than three years
Do Participants Access Components in a Specific Sequence?

Digitization

COMPONENTS DELIVERED DIGITALLY
TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

TARGETED POVERTY GROUPS

Poor

Extreme poor

Ultra-poor

Other vulnerable

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

Women

Children

Youth

Elderly

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Age

Sex

Poverty status

Having dependents

Behavioral attributes

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Categorical targeting

Community-based targeting

Proxy Means Test

Government social registry

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Bangladesh
REGION
South Asia
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Social Development Foundation (SDF), an organization under Ministry of Finance
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
National/central government
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Livelihoods and Jobs
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
P149605
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
Agriculture and Food

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
No
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

163.00

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

24.30%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

14.79%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

40.78%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

11

NO. BENEFICIARIES (DIRECT & INDIRECT) OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

6,593,687

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Needs assessment
Process evaluation
Economic evaluation
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
Impact on different population groups
Impact of different component variations
Impact of varying sequences
Impact at scale
Intergenerational impacts
Effect of market links
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
N/A
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
At the end of the project intervention in 2021.
LINK TO PUBLISHED WORK
N/A

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

1,000,000

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

4,470,000

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

76-99%

Percentage of country population
2.74%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
11.29%
Area/s
Rural Urban Peri-urban
Geographic coverage
Several states/regions

Institutional Arrangements

Organizations Involved In Implementation Providing Financing
National/central government
Regional/district government
Local/municipal government
Nongovernmental organization
Community
Financial Service Provider
World Bank
Multilateral organization (not WB)
Bilateral organization
Private sector organization

Community Engagement

Components Delivered Through Community
  • Business capital
  • Skills Training
  • Coaching
  • Financial services facilitation
  • Market Links
Community Structures Leveraged for Program delivery
  • Informal community groups
  • Formal community groups
  • Formalized producer organizations
  • Local governance group
Does the program create/strengthen community structures/groups?

Contact Us

Colin Andrews, Program Manager
peidp@worldbank.org

DNA: Does Not Apply; FY: Fiscal Year; FCV: Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; MPI: Multidimensional Poverty Index; NPL: National Poverty Line; N/A: Not available; WB: World Bank