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Social protection and poverty reduction to strengthen resilience to natural hazards in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh

The CLP works with extremely poor households located on fluvial islands (chars) in northwest Bangladesh that are particularly vulnerable to annual seasonal flooding as well as random extreme flooding events. The program benefited over 900,000 people during its first phase (2004-2010), and a second phase (2010-2016) is targeting assistance to more than one million people (CLP website, 2012).

CLP is a large regional social protection and poverty reduction program that aims to secure and promote livelihood opportunities while at the same time strengthening the resilience of its target population to natural hazards and climate variability. The CLP works with extremely poor households located on river sandbanks, or chars, in northwest Bangladesh that are particularly vulnerable to annual seasonal flooding as well as random extreme flooding events. The CLP uses a combination of public works focused on flood risk reduction, asset transfers (cash and in-kind), livelihoods-related training, market development, and social development activities to achieve its aims. The CLP's provides post-disaster relief and recovery support to protect and restore the assets/income being built up through the program and builds measurement of disaster and climate resilience outcomes into its monitoring and evaluation systems.

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