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To provide support to BRAC’s development programmes to improve access to quality basic services (health, education, water and sanitation), help the poorest, most marginalised people across the whole of Bangladesh graduate from extreme poverty, support inclusive growth and help build effective formal and informal institutions. UK support will include: helping over 950,000 children (600,000 girls) gain a decent education; providing additional nutritional support to 11 million people (7 million women and girls); helping 5.7 million girls and women gain access to family planning services; providing at least 75,000 people with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation; and lifting 240,000 women and their families (over 960,000 people) out of extreme poverty.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
An efficient, inclusive and equitable primary education system delivering effective and relevant child-friendly learning to all Bangladesh's children from preprimary through Grade 5 primary.
This programme will deliver improvement in disaster preparedness and response as well as providing predictable support to Rohingya refugees and vulnerable refugee hosting communities.
Climate change adaptation and risk reduction measures to protect and improve the lives and livelihoods of 15 million poor and vulnerable people by 2017.
Improvement in the integration of poor communities into municipal planning, budgeting and management, with a particular focus on women and girls and climate resilience; piloting of options for scale up and lesson learning at national level to inform overall urban policy and poverty reduction
To improve English language skills for 25 million people through news, TV, radio, and mobile device materials, improved teacher training, and adult learning
To promote rights and equality for 1.64 million people in Bangladesh who are at the highest risk of being excluded, including poor women and girls, people with disabilities, ethnic and religious minorities, ‘Dalits’ (untouchables), children working in vulnerable situations (including modern slavery) and youth. The programme will increasingly focus on social cohesion. The partner supports a network of organisations to defend and enhance poor, minorities and other marginalised people’s rights and enabling them to access to assets, public services (e.g. health, education) and economic opportunities. The programme also works with local level service providers to help them meet their responsibilities and assist communities to monitor their performance. Where opportunities arise, the programme will contribute to the development of policies and laws that uphold the rights of the poor and excluded groups in society.
To improve maternal, new-born and reproductive health services for the urban poor in Bangladesh by unifying and expanding quality clinical and community outreach services which will benefit over a million couples with modern family planning methods and will contribute to over 98,000 births attended by skilled providers by April 2018.
To improve access to justice in 35 of total 64 districts by reducing the number of cases sent via the criminal judicial system. This will benefit up to 2 million poor people and reduce the remand population up to 17,750 in 35 prisons.