Project profile — icddr,b - Institutional Support 2018-2022

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icddr,b - Institutional Support 2018-2022 - Overview
icddr,b (XM-DAC-47053)
2018-07-27 - 2023-12-31
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Medical research (12182) (14.00%)
• Health, General
Medical services (12191) (15.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (14.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (7.00%)
• Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (17.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (4.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (4.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (13.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (2.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to icddr,b, formerly known as the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. icddr,b uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding to achieve its mandate. icddr,b’s mandate is to find low-cost innovative solutions to public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through scientific research. icddr,b’s research and health services contribute to the well-being of women and girls in the area of disease prevention and control (including cholera vaccines administered to Rohingya refugees), sexual and reproductive health and rights, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, prevention of child marriage, and the first population-based research on gender-based violence in Bangladesh. As part of icddr,b’s ‘Core Donor Group’ (Canada, UK, Sweden), Canada’s funding is supporting the delivery of free health care, especially for women and children, and strengthening icddr,b’s operations through investment in research technologies, human resources development, and initiatives to improve icddr,b’s effectiveness, efficiency, and long-term viability.

Expected results

The expected outcomes as stated by icddr,b include; 1) improved evidence-based low-cost gender-responsive solutions for public health problems in Bangladesh and other resource-poor countries globally, including in the areas of maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and education, and focusing on women and girls; 2) improved utilization of evidence-based low-cost gender-responsive health care services and education by vulnerable people in Bangladesh, particularly women and girls; and 3) strengthened management and sustainability of icddr,b as a global research centre.

Results achieved

Results achieved by ICDDR,b through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors in 2018 include: (1) 1,169 employees participated in 32 batches of diversity awareness training sessions (of which 55% were women); (2) 33 gender focal points were identified and trained, and awareness sessions within divisions and departments were held with gender focal points; (3) gender-sensitive training sessions for humanitarian services were developed for hospital-based care and treatment; (4) 105 nursing fellows were trained, 40 clinical fellows, 40-50 for infection control and 40-50 for breastfeeding counselling; and (5) over 1,200 humanitarian clinical and research service providers received gender-sensitive training.



Original budget $75,000
Planned Disbursement $500,000
Transaction Date Type Value
11-08-2022 Disbursement $425,000
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