Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project

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Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project - Climate Adapation and Livelihood Protection

This project will help reduce poverty in five districts of the Haor basin: Netrakona, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Kishorganj and Sunamganj. The target group includes poor rural people; smallholder farming households with less than 2.5 acres of land; small fishing households; women from poor households; and small traders and intermediaries in local markets.
The project aims to improve road infrastructure, build local capacity and expand access to natural resources, technology and markets. Improved infrastructure will reduce transportation time and costs, while increasing the volume of marketed goods. It will also facilitate access to health centres and schools.
Other project objectives include increasing fish yields and aquatic biodiversity, enhancing the productivity of smallholder farms and reducing their vulnerability to adverse weather conditions. In addition, the project will secure employment for poor rural women under infrastructure improvement contracts, and it will support women's income-generating activities.
Status: Ongoing
Approval Date
15 September 2011
2011 - 2023
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 133.31 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 71.14 million
Co-financiers (International)
Spanish Fund US$ 29.75 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 32.42 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Arnoldus Leo Julianus Hameleers

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Driving Miss Babli: Young women in Bangladesh get the chance to learn new skills

March 2022 - VIDEO
Thanks to driving lessons provided by the Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project - Climate Adapation and Livelihood Protection (HILIP/CALIP), a group of young rural women in Northern Bangladesh now have careers as drivers—a typically male-dominated profession.

Protecting villages from flash floods and improving livelihoods in the Haor basin wetlands

September 2019 - STORY
The Haor region is a wetland ecosystem in north-eastern Bangladesh, which is located in a tectonic depression. During the monsoon period, the Haor gets between 3,000 and 4,000 mm of rainfall, together with the flow of monsoon river from the Meghalaya and Barak basins.

Improving a community while fighting climate change

June 2016 - STORY
25 September 2015 – Bidhan Krishna Sarker never expected to become a farmer. Born in the remote Netrakona district in northern Bangladesh, his family lived