Food Security and Empowerment of Women in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 13,000,000
Timeframe: December 10, 2018 - December 10, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 13,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (15 %)

Health Promotion & Education (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (25 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (25 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5 %)

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This project focuses on increasing the financial security and resilience of the host communities affected by the Rohingya refugee influx in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh with a particular focus on ultra-poor women and children. This project has two components designed to address the immediate and underlying causes of the prevailing food insecurity and malnutrition in this region. Component one focuses on improving food security, women’s empowerment and livelihoods, benefiting 12,500ultra-poor host community women and their families. Project activities include the provision of: training in technical skills for income generation; a small cash subsistence allowance to improve food consumption and dietary diversity and to cover essential household consumption needs; a business start-up fund; life skills training; and social and behaviour change communication on topics such as child marriage, gender discrimination, gender-based violence, disaster risk reduction, nutrition, child and maternal care, and personal hygiene. Component two focuses on improving nutrition, benefiting 7,500 children under the age of five and 2,500 pregnant and lactating women. Project activities include the provision of: supplementary food assistance; and social and behaviour change communication on topics such as feeding practices, child and maternal health and hygiene.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 10,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected results for this project include: (1) ultra-poor women are empowered economically through income-generation activities; (2) ultra-poor women are empowered socially through enhanced life-skills and knowledge; and (3) improved nutrition of pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of five, and improved hygiene behaviours and practices of women and care-givers in ultra-poor households.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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