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  Project Development Objectives of Nuton Jibon Project (SIPP-II)

The proposed Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement “Nuton Jibon”  Project is part of a long term approach to support holistic village development that integrates vulnerability risk reduction, including adaptations to climate change.  Building on the evolving SIPP model being implemented under second and third Additional Financing, the project will ensure sustainability of investments and help the poor and the HCP to cope and be prepared for future disasters and shocks, there by become more resilient.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) would be to improve the livelihoods, quality of life and resilience to climate variability, natural hazards and other shocks of the rural poor, especially the left-out poor and vulnerable households.

Under the ongoing Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement "Nuton Jibon" Project, the focus has since broadened to reflect the demands and priorities of rural communities: sustainable livelihood development, community finance, micro-enterprise development, employment generation, and vulnerability risk reduction, including adaptations to climate change. Building on the evolving SIPP model, implemented under second and third additional financings, the project has focused to ensure sustainability of investments and help the poor and the hardcore poor to cope with and be prepared for future disasters and shocks, thereby becoming more resilient. Key Focus of Nuton Jibon program :

  • Empowering communities- especially women and vulnerable families- and building their capacity and institutions to lead in identifying, planning, and implementing investments; managing funds; and monitoring compliance with their rules;
  • Prioritizing support to poor and vulnerable families unable to regain their livelihoods without targeted interventions;
  • Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction measures as part of local development plans, employing a holistic approach to reducing risk to lives and livelihoods;
  • Focusing on immediate employment needs at first, but within a longer-term vision of sustainable livelihoods;
  • Building and strengthening systems at the local level that incorporate participation, inclusion, self-help, transparency, and accountability; and
  • Linking with other programs funded or managed by IDA,GOB, other donors, NGOs, MFIs and the private sector, to ensure synergy and avoid duplication.
  Project Strategy

  • Creation of strong and sustainable village institution having an active role in shaping the community's future;
  • Improvement of the living conditions of the hardcore poor and poor by increasing income through livelihood;
  • Building community assets and maintenance of assets built by the community;
  • Channel grant funds directly transferred to the community;
  • Create second generation institutions with those villages that have already graduated;
  • Build linkage with higher level financial institutions;
  • Provide support to the village organizations.;
  Key Outcome Indicators of "Nuton Jibon" Project

  • 75% of total village institutions supported by the project are functioning in a transparent, inclusive and accountable manner, as per project guidelines.
  • Increase in income by at least 50% against base year for 50% of targeted households by the end of the project.
  • At least 80% of targeted households benefit from improved community infrastructure or social services sub-projects.

  Project Components and Subcomponents

Component A: Community  and Livelihood development at village level A1. Development and Strengthening of Community Organizations
A2. Village Development and Risk Reduction Fund (VDRRF)
Component B: Institutional Development and Livelihood Promotion at the Inter - Village level B1. Development and Strengthening of Inter - Village Organizations
B2. Business Promotion, Livelihoods and Market Linkages and Partnerships
B3. Creating Conditions for Employment Generation
Component C: Capacity  Development and Partnership Building  from Cluster to National Level C1. Capacity Building of SDF and other Relevant Agencies

C2. Supporting Innovations 

Component D: Project Management and Coordination D1. Coordination and Management
D2. Monitoring, Learning, Evaluation and Communication