DFID s programme in Bangladesh

When evaluating programmes in this area benchmarks must be realistic so that programmes are not cut prematurely . ( Paragraph 38 ) 7 . DFID Bangladesh has developed a significant and broad governance programme . It is to be commended ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215544346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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This report finds that Bangladesh has reduced poverty levels from 57 per cent at the beginning of the 1990s to 40 per cent in 2005 but much more needs to be done to help the country's poorest people. Despite a steadily growing economy, Bangladesh's potential to achieve more widespread poverty reduction is held back by its poor record on governance and high levels of corruption. Successive governments have failed to respond to the needs of poor and marginalised communities and instead state power has too often been used for personal and partisan ends. Bangladesh is the fourth highest recipient of UK bilateral assistance. DFID's programme there in the current financial year is worth £125 million and will rise to £150 million in 2010-11. The report praises the innovative non-governmental organisations (NGO) community in Bangladesh which plays an important role in delivering basic services in areas where state provision is limited. Gender inequality continues to be a significant problem in Bangladesh: an increase in the number of girls attending primary school contrasts with insufficient progress in tackling maternal mortality and women remain marginalised and excluded from key decision-making processes. Bangladesh is likely to be adversely affected by climate change and the poorest people will be hardest hit. The report adds large parts of the country are low-lying and susceptible to more frequent and intense floods and cyclones. Bangladesh will need assistance to cope with the effects of rises in sea levels and increased salinisation.

DFID s performance in 2008 09 and the 2009 White Paper

DFID is supporting improved access to sanitation across South Asia through a range of programs . In Bangladesh , we support poor people access clean water and sanitation through three programmes : WATSAN , delivered through UNICEF ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215544629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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DFID is right to focus more resources on fragile states if global poverty reduction goals are to be met. However, this report highlights a number of concerns about DFID's capacity to meet this and other new policy directions set out in the 2009 White Paper (Cm. 7656, ISBN 9780101765626), based on analysis of the Department's performance in 2008-09 (the Department's annual report 2008-09 published as HC 867-I,II, ISBN 9780102962154). Climate change, another key White Paper focus area, threatens progress on poverty reduction and will hit the poorest people first and hardest. The outcome of the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009 was disappointing and real progress needs to be made before the next conference at the end of this year. The White Paper also indicates that DFID will channel more funding through multilateral organisations including the EU, the UN and the World Bank. This offers the prospect of more coordinated delivery of aid, but only if these bodies increase their effectiveness and their poverty focus. The report also argues for speedier reform of the governance of the international financial institutions. The recession has had a significant impact on developing countries. It is estimated that an additional 90 million people will be affected by poverty as a combined result of the global food, financial and fuel crises over the last few years. Donors, including the UK, have responded and have sought to identify specific needs in developing countries, though many donors are failing to meet the aid commitments they have already made.

DFID in 2009 10

167 Quarterly Progress Report October - December 2009. Programme Liaison. Bangladesh MDG Indicator Current ndian staim Proportion Net of population below $ 1 a day Green IEPAL QING ZANG GAOYUAN Mt. Everest S ( highest point in the world ...

Author: Great Britain: Department for International Development

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102968323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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This report provides a summary of the recent contribution of the Department for International Development to delivering the Millenium Development Goals. It includes details by country describing progress made and DFID's contribution. It discusses aims for bilateral and multilateral aid and the statistical information on monies spent

Department for International Development annual report 2007

Impacts of Climate Change in Bangladesh The Current Situation : 70 % of Bangladesh is less than 10 metres above sea level . ... DFID's recent review of the programme , to see how susceptible it was to climate change , concluded that it ...

Author: Great Britain: Department for International Development

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102945195

Category: Political Science

Page: 383

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This annual report details the work and expenditure of the Department for International Development (DFID) during the period April 2006 to March 2007, working as part of the wider international effort to tackle world poverty and promote the sustainable development of low-income countries. The report includes chapters on: reducing poverty in Africa and Asia and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; making the multilateral system and bilateral aid more effective; fragile states, conflicts and crises; environment, climate change and natural resources; and working with others on policies beyond aid. The assessment of progress is structured around the DFID Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets.

From Bangkok to Bali in 30 Minutes

Impacts of Climate Change in Bangladesh The Current Situation : 70 % of Bangladesh is less than 10 metres above sea level . ... DFID's recent review of the programme , to see how susceptible it was to climate change , concluded that it ...

Author: Theresa Volpe Laursen

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558322356

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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The authors present 165 fabulous recipes that use ingredients now found in supermarkets everywhere to create home-cooked southeast Asian meals in less than half an hour.

Maternal health

Joint UNFPA - UNICEF - WHO maternal health programme in Bangladesh DFID is providing £ 10 million to the three major UN agencies to reach 47.5 million people to increase access to emergency obstetric care to 45,000 women ; avert 900 ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215513847

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Incorporating HC 1075-i, session 2006-07

Working with Non governmental and Other Civil Society Organisations to Promote Development

Manusher Jonno , Bangladesh Manusher Jonno ( which means ' For the People ' ) is a human rights and governance programme , the establishment of which was facilitated by DFID Bangladesh . The purpose of the programme is to enhance the ...

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102939156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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The term Civil Society covers aspects of society independent of the state and the private sector. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are bodies organised around shared interests and values and include NGOs, trade unions, faith groups and business associations. Since 1997 the Department fro International Development (DFID) has increasingly worked with CSOs to help to reduce world poverty. This report looks at DFID's view of the role of CSOs in international development; how it engages with CSOs; and the achievements of CSOs in reducing poverty. It is based on visits to 4 countries, 19 projects, a file review of 40 projects and Partnership Programme Agreements; and the response of 90 CSOs.

Sustainable development in a changing climate

For example , integrated water resources management will be a component in the recently announced climate change adaptation programme in Bangladesh . 122. There is an increasing focus for DFID on supporting regional or transboundary ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215530561

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 204

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Sustainable development in a changing Climate : Fifth report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Living on the Edge

Conroy K, Goodman AR, Kenward S (2010) Lessons from the Chars Livelihoods Programme (2004–2010). ... Accessed on 5 June 2010. www.ifpri.org/publication/ poorest-and-hungry Jackson A (2009) DFID Bangladesh Information note: poverty ...

Author: Mohammad Zaman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030735923

Category: Science

Page: 450

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In Bangladesh, the chars within the river channels are an important part of its landscape. However, these land masses continue to remain isolated, deprived of services, and pockets of poverty in the country. The char dwellers are vulnerable to natural hazards like flood and erosion. In addition to these hazards, the coastal chars are faced with the imminent problem of widespread inundation due to sea level rise resulting from climate change. Within this context, the book Living on the Edge: Char Dwellers in Bangladesh has brought together valuable scholarship on the diverse issues relating to the chars and the communities living in there. This comprehensive collection, with contribution of experts on the subject from across the globe, provides an understanding of the problems faced by the char dwellers and also comes up with policy prescriptions for ensuring overall welfare of char communities in the country.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

We have also committed £ 1.4 million to a regional technical assistance programme for the AsDB to take forward its work on adaptation to ... The UK , through DFID , is providing practical support to democratic processes in Bangladesh .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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