Project profile — BRAC Strategic Partnership Arrangement - BRAC-SPA

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BRAC Strategic Partnership Arrangement - BRAC-SPA - Overview
2021-03-23 - 2026-09-30
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (4.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (2.00%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (3.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (3.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (4.00%)
• Health
COVID-19 control (12264) (33.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (12.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (9.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to empower the most underserved and disenfranchised women and girls in Bangladesh (including those with disabilities) to gain greater access to and control over resources, decisions and actions that affect their lives. The project components are designed to achieve the following goals: (1) lowering levels of extreme poverty; (2) increasing access to quality essential services for the poorest and most marginalized groups in Bangladesh; (3) creating employment opportunities for underprivileged youth, extremely poor disabled people and migrants; (4) increasing economic and social empowerment of women; (5) improving the status of women and girls and reduce violence against women girls; and (6) improving COVID-19 management by communities. Project activities include: (1) enabling 6,650 households to graduate from extreme poverty with better sustainable livelihoods and socioeconomic resilience; (2) strengthening the resilience of 17,500 climate vulnerable households; (3) providing comprehensive health and SRHR services to 100,000 people; (4) supporting 5,550 children (at least 50% girls and 2% with disabilities) to complete primary education with better learning competencies; (5) training 1,360 people with marketable skills linked to decent employment opportunities; (6) providing counseling and legal aid services to 20,750 women survivors of violence against women; (7) engaging with over 1 million people through awareness efforts on violence against women and children and prevention of child marriage; (8) producing and distributing reusable cloth masks among the low-income people to slow down community transmission of COVID-19; (9) improving protective health initiatives through community engagement and communication for better case management, infection prevention, risk reduction and awareness building; and (10) creating access to livelihood support mechanisms in post-pandemic recovery.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of critical services (livelihood, finance, assets, education, health, water and sanitation, and legal aid services), especially by marginalized women and girls in hard to reach areas; (2) improved services and mechanisms (e.g. legal, SRHR, sexual and gender-based violence, and child marriage) at the local level to respond to gender-specific constraints on rights; (3) improved capacity of national government to effectively implement gender-responsive policies; and (4) increased community adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures and decreased effects of COVID-19 at the community levels.



Original budget $9,700,000
Planned Disbursement $9,980,700
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