Project profile — Livelihoods and Food Security Fund

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Livelihoods and Food Security Fund - Overview
UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (XM-DAC-41502)
2019-03-15 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Myanmar (100.00%)
Sector • Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (6.25%)
• Banking And Financial Services
Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (73.75%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural financial services (31193) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


Canada's support to LIFT aims to reduce poverty among vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State by: increasing economic and livelihood opportunities, improving nutrition outcomes, and increasing the resiliency and empowerment of women across Rakhine, including Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. The project achieves these outcomes by funding local NGO initiatives via the UNOPS-managed Livelihoods Food and Security Trust (LIFT). The project also enhances and improves intercommunal social cohesion within these communities by incorporating peacebuilding into all financed projects. Project activities include: (1) working closely with men, women and their children to increase household income and assets through financial literacy programs that target village savings and loans associations (VSLAs); (2) supporting technical vocational and life-skills training for those displaced in the protracted crisis in Rakhine; and (3) targeting women with awareness raising activities around nutritious feeding practices during pregnancy and after childbirth to improve nutritional status of Rakhine family units.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved nutritional status of Rakhine State community, particularly of women and children; (2) increased household income and assets with greater control by women; (3) reduced vulnerability of households and individuals to economic shocks, stresses, and risks; and (4) strengthened collaboration between Rakhine State communities and civil society on gender-responsive and inclusive social cohesion policies and programs.

Results achieved

Results achieved through the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT) as of March 2022 include: (1) 13,470 individuals reached with LIFT-supported nutrition sensitive interventions (9,384f) (Cumulative 44,776 of which 27,023f); (2) 68% of children under 6 months in LIFT areas are exclusively breastfed; (3) 115,027 individuals supported with access to LIFT- supported financial services (individual clients) (111,391f); (4) 1364 individuals reached by LIFT-supported agricultural advisory services (820f); and (5) 1479 individuals successfully completing LIFT supported training who establish their own enterprises (including trafficking survivors).



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT) - Phase 2
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