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Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) — Phase 2


The overall purpose of the program was to improve livelihoods for poor and vulnerable women, men and children living within these areas through increased food security and raised income levels. Maxwell Stamp’s roles included establishment and implementation of an overall program strategy and operating plan, and devising and operating high quality management arrangements for all program activities.


Maxwell Stamp implemented both the Phase 1 and 2 of CLP with the following main components:

  • Providing infrastructure, primarily in the areas of flood protection, sanitation and clean water supply.
  • Asset building and livelihoods interventions aimed at the poorest island char dwellers, based around the provision of income generating assets.
  • Encouraging social development, with group interactions and exposure to important topics in health, sanitation, disaster preparedness and social rights and responsibilities.
  • Offering social protection through ‘cash-for-work,’ monthly stipends to the poorest households and the development of community safety-nets.
  • Promoting enterprise that facilitates growth in agricultural and non-farm sectors and also supports the development of key growth-related services, in particular microfinance and livestock services.
  • With £120 million in grant funding, the CLP was the largest project in DFID-Bangladesh’s portfolio of activities to address extreme poverty in Bangladesh and contribute to achieving the First Millennium Development Goal.


Among others, Maxwell Stamp was responsible for:


  • Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Improving Markets for the Poor
  • Protecting Communities from Floods and Erosion
  • Increasing Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Improving Food Security and Promoting Good Nutrition
  • Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Social Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Providing Education in Remote and Fragile Regions
  • Reaching Marginalised Boys and Girls through Community Engagement
  • Investment in Quality Teaching
  • Innovation in Classroom Building
  • Sustainability through PPPs
  • Microfinance Programme
  • Primary Health Care and Family Planning Project Management

Timeframe: April, 2010 - October, 2016

Realated Countries: Bangladesh

Client(s): DFID

Categories: Livelihood Promotion, Project Management and Implementation

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