The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) is one of the largest components in the “Pro-Poor Growth Portfolio” of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh. The CLP has completed its first phase in March 2010 and successfully applied £50 million over a six-year period to help around one million people living on the chars (sandy islands) of the Jamuna River in five districts of N-W Bangladesh (Sirajganj, Bogra, Jamalpur, Gaibandha and Kurigram). A second phase, funded at approximately £70 million has begun that will continue work in old districts while expanding into five new ones (Nilphamari, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Tangail and Pabna). This brief outlines how CLP works at the start of the second phase.
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