Southwest Rural Development Project


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Southwest Rural Development Project

Southwest Rural Development Project

This project addressed development issues in one of most important and densely populated regions in rural Bangladesh. It worked to:

  • increase agricultural production (particularly food production) by improving irrigation and other essential production inputs
  • strengthen cooperative (worker-buyer/government) relationships governing the lives and livelihoods of rural poor people
  • encourage the landless to participate in these cooperatives and to develop and support activities designed specifically to benefit them

During the course of the project, credit was provided to more than 10,500 poor people, 53 per cent of them women. The project demonstrated that providing credit (together with skills training) to rural poor people is a better investment than providing similar credit to large farmers.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
08 September 1981
1981 - 1990
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 22.32 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 14.82 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 7.5 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID

President's reports

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report