Rights & Governance Project

 

Title
Improving Local Government Services Programme

Objective

To create an enabling environment for the rural farmers to ensure their better access to agriculture related information and services at local level.

Result
Close relation established among the rural farmers with the Department of Agriculture (DAE), Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Department of Fisheries (DoF), GOB in national and local level.

Main Activities
Formation of micro and small enterprise,  linkage building with the government line agencies, Public Private Initiative, Rapport build up.

Location
Syllhet, Sunamgonj, Hobigonj and Moulvibazar

Duration
2010-2013

Donor
Katalyst-Intercooperation (IC)

 

Title
Protecting Human Rights Project.

Objective

  • Conduct advocacy for adoption and enforcement of key Domestic Violence (DV) and Human Rights (HR) legislation and policies;
  • Improve mutual understanding and effectiveness between key actors involved in reducing violence and strengthening other interwoven human rights;
  • Increase access to and willingness of survivors to seek justice through formal and informal justice systems;
  • Expend immediate and longer support to survivors of DV; and
  • Raise awareness on DV and related HR issues at the national and local levels.

Result
Adoption of laws and policies that criminalize domestic violence and protect human rights. Increased usages of legal services by survivors, including formal and informal mechanisms (e.g. ADR). Increase public understanding and awareness of human rights and the impact of violations on vulnerable groups and on the communities. Increase awareness and knowledge of law enforcement judges, prosecutors, labor inspectors, and other GoB officials on the legal rights of vulnerable groups, through training. Improve capacity and performance of targeted key players in the fight against domestic violence and other human rights abuses. Increase availability, quality and use of social services by survivors of human rights abuses. Decrease DV & HR abuses in the targeted areas.

Main Activities
Advocacy, Capacity building, Access to justice, Survivor services, and Mass awareness and educational campaign.

Location
Sylhet district.

Duration
2012-2013

Donor
USAID, Plan Bangladesh.

Title

Mobilization for Institutionalizing Transparency and Accountability in Local Institutions (MITALI)

Objective

  • Strengthened efficiency, accountability, transparency in local level government service provider institutions and re/activated those institutions through performance monitoring by stakeholders;
  • Sensitized and strengthened civic initiatives to promote peoples participation in governance processes and practices;
  • Balanced co-relation between both demand and supply sides and established right of people to get services from local level public institutions;
  • Improve the agricultural service market where local government line departments render services to rural farmers;
  • Primary education and primary health care department are demand responsive and render quality services to people;
  • Local Public Service Provision System efficient and effectively functioning.

Result

  • Citizen committee (pressure groups) in union and upozila level formed and existing groups are re/activated;
  • Capacities of pressure group increased;
  • Minimized system loss and leakage in supply sides. Ensured transparent and proper selections of beneficiaries of social safety net programmes;
  • Increased coverage of safety net programmes in project areas. Ensured that the selection and disbursement system is free from nepotism, kinship and social relations with selecting authority;
  • Organized alternative community support to out of coverage but actual target people of safety net programmes.
  • Upozila level citizen committee demanded to agriculture service provider to serve producers;
  • Efficiency in production, distribution and marketing system of product improved.
  • Re/activated union level standing committees;
  • Re/activated school management committees (SMCs);
  • Increased enrolment and decreased drop out of children in primary level;
  • Efficiency and quality improved in teaching and learning systems.
  • Improved service provision in three tier health management system and efficient service providers are in stationed;
  • Mortality and morbidity in maternal and child level decreased.

Main Activities

Formation of Citizen committee in union and upozila level,  By-monthly meeting of Union citizen committee,  Quarterly meeting of Upozila citizen committee ( and with duty bearers),  Courtyard meeting of beneficiary group, Orientation of Union Citizen Committee on Roles & responsibility,  Orientation of UP and community group on Participatory Selection Process,  Dissemination of information  on Participatory Selection, List down of the actual receivers,  Orientation for selected VGD card holders,  Training need assessment,  Workshop with SMC on School development,  Quarterly meeting of SMCs,  Annual gathering of primary school guardian committee (PTAs),  Annual Campaign on Enrolment,  Public hearing,  Introducing Community Score Card,  Develop and display of Citizen Charter for FWC ( Wall Painting),  Installation of complaint/suggestion boxes in Health centers. 

Location

Sadar Upozila in Sylhet

Duration
2013-2014

Donor

DFID, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)

Target:Disable people and their families

Objectives:

  • To develop an accessible CBR toolkit for Bangladesh.
  • Train various stakeholders including DPOs/NGOs and Local Government representatives under the new CBR guidelines.
  • Sharing lessons and good practices from CBR pilot projects implemented in different contexts of Bangladesh.
  • Creation of a national CBR strategy and coordination mechanism.

Location:

Sadar Upozila, Sylhet

Duration
2012-2016

Donor

Funded by AusAid, CBM