Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility

What is the project about?

woman at health camp
UNDP's work in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has involved supporting health camps accessed by millions of people. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh

In partnership with the Government, development partners, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) communities, and NGOs, UNDP is supporting the Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts through the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF).

CHTDF is multi-sectoral and works for the overall development of all peoples in the CHT. The Facility supports the Government of Bangladesh, CHT institutions, and local communities to pursue accelerated, sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction based on the principles of local participation, and decentralized development.

What have we accomplished so far?

Capacity of CHT institutions strengthened through provision of technical support in participation in planning and implementation of multi-sectoral development projects.

Remote communities across CHT empowered through formation of 3,257 Para (local communities) Development Committees and 1,686 Para Nari Development Groups (Women’s Groups), and provision of micro-grants for community projects.

A model for community-based health services in remote areas developed through a network of 1,000 Community Health Service Workers, backed by 16 Mobile Health Teams with 80 Satellite Clinics across 15 Upazilas (lowest tier of government).

  • 300 schools supported in remote areas, benefiting over 20,000 children. School Management Committees supported in school building, renovation and improved management of schools. Quality of education strengthened by recruitment and training of 700 teachers; and multilingual mother tongue education methods and materials developed in 11 local languages.
  • Communities, government staff, and NGO partners have greater awareness of gender issues and women's empowerment.

Who Finances it



Donor
Amount
2013
UNDP
$ 2503754
2012
EC
$ 3762037
DANIDA
$ 1399736
UNDP
$ 1025205
2011
CIDA
$ 2094241
EC
$ 13764198
DANIDA
$ 1318222
UNDP
$ 2905424
2010
CIDA
$ 2923977
EC
$ 13004512
AusAID
$ 23779
UNDP
$ 2461243
2009
Japan
$ 89930
CIDA
$ 3993610
EC
$ 5715929
DANIDA
$ 965997
AusAID
$ 83275
UNDP
$ 564614
2008
CARE
$ 97098
CIDA
$ 4906771
EC
$ 13783875
AUSTRALIA $ 191939
UNDP $ 2654065
2007
EC
$ 7981764
AusAID
$ 53433
NORWEGIAN $ 411353
UNDP
$ 723881
2006
CANADA
$ 26549
EC
$ 4105108
AusAID
$ 61069
NORWEGIAN $ 391469
UNDP
$ 549478
2005
EC
$ 4678324
UNDP
$ 231414
2004
NORWEGIAN $ 807037
UNDP
$ 1847687
2003
UNDP
$ 1281238

Delivery in previous fiscal years

Year Amount
2012 $ 12091679
2011 $ 23407002
2010 $ 18283197
2009 $ 12606380
2008 $ 14171234
2007 $ 9362821
2006 $ 7561770
2005 $ 3804252
2004 $ 3606437
2003 $ 1281238
Project Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
15 April 2003
Estimated end date
30 September 2015
Geographic coverage
25 Upazilas in Rangamati, Bandarban and Khaghrachari in Chittagong Hill Tracts
Focus Area
Crisis prevention and recovery
Project Officer
Shaila Khan
UNDP Project Manager
Henrik Larsen
Development Partners
EU, CIDA, DANIDA, Implementing Partners: CHT Regional Council, Hill District Council, Circle Offices, Upazila Parishad, Union Parishad, Para Development Committees, NGOs
Project Documents
Project Document