Bangladesh: Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains

Sovereign Project | 34038-022 Status: Closed

Summary

The long-term goal of the JFPR Project is to contribute to the reduction of human, economic and social poverty among the vulnerable poor who were displaced by river erosion, became landless, and settled in riverine fringe areas. Its specific objective is to pilot and establish a community-based self-help mechanism of social development for the informal settlers living on and around the flood embankments and other landless people wtihin JMREMP subproject areas. Aimed at core poverty reduction, the Project will (i) create permanent employment opportunities, such as nursery development and social forestry, fish culture and livestock development, with the effective use of existing water management facilities (including their lands and water bodies), and (ii) develop the organizational , institutional and leadership capacities among the poor through community mobilization and organizing, networking, and by establishing self-managed Information and Resource Centers (IRCs) in the subproject areas.

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Project Name Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains
Project Number 34038-022
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9080-BAN: Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 790,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The long-term goal of the JFPR Project is to contribute to the reduction of human, economic and social poverty among the vulnerable poor who were displaced by river erosion, became landless, and settled in riverine fringe areas. Its specific objective is to pilot and establish a community-based self-help mechanism of social development for the informal settlers living on and around the flood embankments and other landless people wtihin JMREMP subproject areas. Aimed at core poverty reduction, the Project will (i) create permanent employment opportunities, such as nursery development and social forestry, fish culture and livestock development, with the effective use of existing water management facilities (including their lands and water bodies), and (ii) develop the organizational , institutional and leadership capacities among the poor through community mobilization and organizing, networking, and by establishing self-managed Information and Resource Centers (IRCs) in the subproject areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Following the Government's National Strategy for Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, and Social Development (2003), improving water resources management has been prioritized in ADB's country strategy, given its fundamental linkage with the productive and livelihood activities of the poor. The JFPR also supports the mainstreaming of gender and social dimension in ADB's development assistance.
Impact Help reduce poverty (in terms of incomes and other social indicators) of the most vulnerable poor who were displaced by river erosion, became landless, and settled in riverine fringe areas.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Pilot and establish a community-based, self-help mechanism of social development for informal settlers living on and around the flood embankments and the other landless people with the areas covered by the Meghna Dhonagoda Irrigation Project (MDIP) and the Pabna Irrigation and Rural Develpment Project (PIRDP) supported under the loan number 1941-BAN(SF): Jamuna-Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project (JMREMP)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Livelihood enhancement through regular employment

Community organizing and networking for poor

Project management and poverty impact assessment

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Subproject areas in JMREMP, including Pabna Irrigation and Rural Development Project in Pabna district, and Meghna-Dhonagoda Irrigation Project in Chandpur district.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A Project Implementation Consultant (Livelihood Specialist/domestic) will be recruited by ADB for 30 person-months. Local NGOs experienced in microfinance and livelihood enhancement with partnership with PKSF (Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation) will be contracted by the Executing Agency.
Procurement Procurement was done by ADB and TA implementation consultant following ADB procurement guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ferdousi Begum
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Abdul Quddus
pdjmremp@gmail.com
28 Toyenbee Circular Road (4th floor) , Mothijeel, Dhaka

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Jun 2011
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2002 to 20 Jun 2011
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2010

Grant 9080-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2005 07 Jun 2006 07 Jun 2006 15 Dec 2009 06 Aug 2010 22 Jul 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.79 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Dec 2005 0.00 0.75 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.79 05 Dec 2005 0.00 0.75 95%

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