The Chars Livelihoods Programme works with extreme poor households who live on island chars (sand islands) in the North-West of Bangladesh. The Programme covers a vast area (currently 10 Districts) in three of the country’s largest rivers; the Jamuna, Padma, and the Teesta. The CLP offers support to 78,000 households, aiming to promote and protect livelihoods whilst at the same time trying to prevent households slipping back into poverty. This report outlines the approach and results of the CLP. On the whole households are accumulating productive assets well in excess of what they had when they joined the Programme. The Programme is also seeing impressive gains in terms of empowering women, food security and WASH.
Kenward, S.; Pritchard, M.; Hannan, M. Resilient Livelihoods: CLP’s Multi-sectoral Approach to Promoting Livelihoods and Reducing Poverty in the Chars. (2015) 16 pp.