Independent report

Evaluation of the CHARS Liveliood Programme

The core objective of CLP-2 was to reach 78,000 participant households and to lift 85% of those out of extreme poverty.



The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) was a large and ambitious poverty alleviation programme targeting the extreme poverty and deprivation experienced by households living on hard-to-reach and remote riverine islands – chars – in Bangladesh. Its second phase, CLP-2, started in April 2010 and ended in April 2016.

Published 10 April 2017