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

Sovereign Project | 34038-022 Status: Closed

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 Details

Project Officer
Begum, Ferdousi Sultana South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bangladesh
  • Grant
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
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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.

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 Begum, Ferdousi Sultana
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Abdul Quddus
[email protected]
28 Toyenbee Circular Road (4th floor) , Mothijeel, Dhaka


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2010

Grant 9080-BAN

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 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Dec 2005 0.00 0.75 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Dec 2005 0.00 0.75 95%

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Contracts Awarded

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