The Asian Development Bank is working with Bangladesh to help the most vulnerable poor who were displaced by river erosion, became landless, and settled in riverine fringe areas. The project is helping establish community-based, self-help systems for informal settlers living in and around the flood embankments and other landless people within the areas covered by the Meghna-Dhonagoda Irrigation Project.
|Project Name||Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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.|
|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|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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 ADB Officer||Begum, Ferdousi Sultana|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Bangladesh Water Development Board
28 Toyenbee Circular Road (4th floor) , Mothijeel, Dhaka
|Concept Clearance||20 Jun 2011|
|Fact Finding||16 Mar 2002 to 20 Jun 2011|
|Approval||05 Dec 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||20 Apr 2006|
|Last PDS Update||27 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|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%|
|Cofinancing||0.79||05 Dec 2005||0.00||0.75||95%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains||Grant Implementation Manuals||Jul 2008|
|Social Development for Erosion-Affected Poor in the Jamuna-Meghna Floodplains||Grant Assistance Reports||Dec 2005|
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