Project profile — Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT) - Phase 2



Overview 

CA-3-P006522002
$15,000,000
UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (41502)
2022-03-25 - 2024-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)

Sector 

• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (25.00%)
Agricultural financial services (31193) (15.00%)
• Multi-sector/General environmental protection: Food security policy and administrative management (43071) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

Canada’s Phase 2 support to the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT) presents two overarching priorities for nutrition over the next three years (2022-2024) which impact on the crucial 1000 days from pregnancy up until the child's second birthday and beyond for populations across Myanmar, including those in Rakhine State. These are 1) safeguarding the nutrition status of Myanmar’s vulnerable populations, particularly women and children, from immediate threats that lead to undernutrition; and 2) protecting short- and medium-term food and nutrition security of vulnerable groups, including women, children, internally displaced people, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, and people living with disabilities in order to mitigate the crisis and prevent backsliding on decades’ worth of progress. The project also extends its support to populations across Myanmar, including those in Rakhine State, by increasing economic opportunities, improving nutrition outcomes and empowering women and ethnic minorities. Project activities include: (1) delivering community-based nutrition interventions, including the provision of services where gaps exist; (2) building the gender-responsive institutional and implementation capacity at various levels of Ethnic Service providers and civil society organizations to provide quality health nutrition and protection services; and (3) ensuring the availability of and access to safe water, hygiene and sanitary systems (WASH) linked to the current LIFT COVID-19 response.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased safeguarding of the nutrition status of Myanmar’s vulnerable population, particularly women and children, from immediate threats to undernutrition; and (2) improved protection of the short-and medium-term food and nutrition security of vulnerable groups, including women, children, internally displaced people, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, and people living with disabilities, to mitigate the crisis and prevent backsliding on decades worth of progress.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided nutrition interventions to 183,255 people (63% women and girls) to address malnutrition; (2) LIFT-funded institutions provided micro-finance loans to 2.63 million people (91% women); (3) assisted 18,546 farmers (52% women) with agriculture training; and (4) supported 141,788 migrants (54% women) with services for a safe, successful migration.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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