Project profile — Sustainable development objectives: local implementation by and for local stakeholders


IOM – International Organization for Migration (47066)
2022-03-31 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Bangladesh (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (55.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (45.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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)


This project aims to strengthen local organizations to respond to locally-identified development priorities in Cox’s Bazar district (CXB). Project activities include: (1) implementing 108 small-scale infrastructure projects in 18 selected unions; (2) establishing seed funds for the creation of pooled financial resources to support local organizations and small-scale entrepreneurship; (3) strengthening coordination mechanisms for development-driven interventions in local communities. This involves assisting 10 participating local organizations in building key transferable skills; (4) improving camp-based community representative structures linked to the larger humanitarian service delivery and to community-based protection; and (5) recruiting and training identified Rohingya researchers in data collection, analysis and reporting. The project targets 5,300 direct beneficiaries from host communities through infrastructure employment and livelihood diversification and indirectly benefits up to 1,818,222 host community members through expected economic spinoffs. It also targets directly 26,870 Rohingya refugees and indirectly benefits 210,000 Rohingya refugees through strengthening camp-based representative structures and skills building to help reduce vulnerabilities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved gender-responsive, community-based development and small-scale infrastructure projects, such as street lighting, maintaining dams to reduce soil erosion and rehabilitating bridges and roads for access to local markets and institutions (including healthcare facilities and schools in communities in Cox’s Bazar); (2) strengthened coordination mechanisms dedicated to development-driven interventions in local communities in Cox’s Bazar. This involves assisting 10 participating local non-governmental organizations in building sexual and gender-based violence pertinent skills; and (3) improved localized, camp-based and representative community structures that are linked to the larger humanitarian service delivery and to community-based protection.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include (1) selected 18 vulnerable unions (rural village) councils in Cox's Bazar and 108 infrastructure projects to be implemented during the project's life; (2) 5 Community Protection Committees formed; (3) 83 (20 women) committee members trained on protection issues and services; and (4) 12 training sessions delivered to women's groups in the camps to reduce vulnerabilities, risks and harm through community-based protection mechanisms

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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