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NETZ Bangladesh: Advancement of Marginalised Adivasis Deprived of Economic Resources (AMADER project)

Phase 1
Start Date: 1 May 2009
End Date: 30 April 2012

Phase 2
Start Date: 1 May 2012
End Date: 31 December 2015

Project Area
15 Upazilas of 4 Districts in the Barind tract namely Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapai-Nawabgonj and Dinajpur
See the project areas on Google Maps

Local Partners
NETZ Bangladesh is working with Ashrai in Naogaon, Sachetan in Rajshahi and Chapai Nawabgonj and Pollisree in Dinajpur.

9,000 Beneficiary Households (BHHs) Phase 1
9,000 Beneficiary Households (BHHs) Phase 2

Total = 18,000 BHHs

Years to Graduate
3 years

Budget & Cost per BHH (for Phase 2)
Total livelihoods budget is BDT 259,253,399
cost per BHH is BDT 28,806
of which direct delivery cost per BHH is BDT 15,973

Total nutrition budget is BDT 38,404,555
cost per BHH is BDT 2,888
of which direct delivery cost per BHH is BDT 2,541

Key Aspects

  • 100% of the target beneficiaries are women;
  • 80% of the targeted beneficiaries are Adivasi women who are affected by food insecurity and marginalisation;
  • Preparing Family Development Plans (FDP) for every target BHH with income generating activities at the centre;
  • Education, health, nutrition, access to rights and public resources, livelihood opportunities and constraints are the other major components of the FDPs;
  • Distributing productive assets as a grant through reinvestment process for at least twice during the project period;
  • Ensuring social services for quick impacts on income and nutrition with a broader rights-based approach;
  • Developing skills of the beneficiaries and linking with the market for diversification and increased household income;
  • Applying participatory techniques to unlock the individual and collective potentials of the target group;
  • Implementing with partner NGOS such as ASHRAI in Rajshahi;
  • A saving scheme component has been added in order to build resilience to shocks and stresses.


  • Increased BHH income;
  • Reduced vulnerability and risk to loss of productive assets;
  • Established functional groups by extreme poor women at village and union levels;
  • Shared experiences to development actors and policy makers.

See the works of SHIREE funded AMADER project of NETZ Bangladesh on flickr

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