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Save the Children in Bangladesh (SCiBD): Economic and Food Security through Asset Transfers and Access to Social Entitlements

SCiBD’s project has been implemented in two phases. The first phase directly supported 15,000 beneficiary households (BHHs) for 3 years. Upon completion of the first phase in early 2012, SCiBD is currently directly supporting an additional new batch of 22,000 BHHs for another 3 years. Phase 1 BHHs will continue to be monitored and supported by SCiBD on a needs-basis, and all eligible households from Phase 1 and Phase 2 will benefit from the Nutrition Component addition.

Phase 1
Start Date: 1 April 2009
End Date: 31 March 2012

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

Project Area
Khulna, Bagerhat
See the project areas on Google Maps

15,000 Beneficiary Households (BHH) Phase 1
22,000 Beneficiary Households (BHH) Phase 2

Total = 37,000 BHHs

Project length
3 years

Budget & Cost per BHH (for Phase 2)
Total livelihoods Budget is BDT 417,166,742
cost per BHH is BDT 18,962
of which direct cost per BHH is BDT 10,781

Total nutrition Budget is BDT 73,740,602
cost per BHH is BDT 1,993
of which direct cost per BHH is BDT 1,752


Key Aspects

  • Targeting extreme poor of the hard to reach areas of the coastal belt, which include women headed households, fisher folk, ethnic and religious minorities
  • Household based economic intervention, and adaptable disaster risks reduction and promotion of climate change resilient livelihoods
  • Preparing ‘Household Micro Plan’ to inform present socio-economic status, problems and their key causes, and support needed, such as skills and resources to improve the situation
  • Capacity building for BHH for improved access to social entitlement related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation services
  • Strengthening three livelihoods options/income sources and diversification of employment opportunities through a variety of approaches such as asset transfer, skills building and cash stipend, business counselling, training and market linkage
  • Improving resilience of the target group to climatic change, cultivation of disaster resilient crops, practicing improved fishing method etc.
  • Promoting women friendly livelihoods options and at least one option will be directly made suitable for the target woman in a BHH
  • Supplying multiple Micro-nutrients to all children under the age 5
  • Monitoring and supervising implementation progress through two field offices at Khulna and Bagerhat
  • Partner NGOs namely Prodipan and CODEC will be mainly responsible for household and community level delivery
  • Working beyond the project period (4th and 5th year) for self-sustaining the livelihoods who have moved out of extreme poverty at the end of the third year through livelihood diversification and community led mechanism


  • Enhanced capacity to access to safety-net
  • Increased productive assets and livelihoods opportunities
  • Improved capacity to adapt climate change resilient livelihoods
  • Improved access to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation facilities
  • Improved capacities to cope with shocks, disaster and climatic change

See the works of SHIREE funded project of Save the Children on flickr

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