Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility

What is the project about?

woman at health campThe CHT Development Facility’s work in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has involved supporting health services that are accessed by millions of people. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF) has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh to promote sustainable development and confidence building in the post-conflict Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), as guided by the Peace Accord. 

Our work is focused on capacity strengthening of CHT institutions to effectively manage services, and encourage communities to make charge of their own development, based on the principles of local participation and decentralized development. 

 

What have we accomplished so far?

 

As a result of the project’s support communities have been empowered to manage their own development affairs through the establishment of 3,507 Para Development Committees and 1,935 women-led Para Nari Development Groups.

905 Farmer Field Schools have been established cumulatively, helping over 19,700 farmers gain access to new and innovative farming techniques. Food security has increased for 50,000 households as a result of 1,729 established Rice Banks and 67 producer groups engaging 1,513 banana producing households has been formed, supporting farmers to access economic opportunities. Moreover, 824 infrastructure facilitates have been developed in response to community needs. 

The capacity of CHT institutions has been strengthened through the provision of technical support in planning and implementation of multi-sectoral development projects. Hill District Councils are now successfully managing the delivery of health services in CHT. 500,000 CHT people have access to basic health services through a network of 1,000 CHSWs, 16 mobile medical teams and operating 80 weekly satellite clinics managed by 3 Hill District Councils. Cumulatively a total of 2.9 million patient cases treated, and over 3,469 safe births conducted by 158 Community Skilled Birth Attendants since the commencement of the project

More than 20,000 children in the CHT have gained access to education through 315 schools managed by the Hill District Councils. Mother tongue based pre-primary multi-lingual education tools have been rolled out across 7 ethnic communities in the region, reducing language barriers faced in school. In 2014, 95% of all project supported students who sat the Primary Education Certificate passed and to date 343 renovations and infrastructure upgrades took place across Hill Tract’s schools.

Advocacy efforts have contributed to the commitment by government to transfer 1,500 indigenous/tribal police officers to be stationed in their home districts.  Over 281 police officers have been transferred to date. Furthermore, 600 Community Police Forums have been reactivated, 610 local police personnel trained on the CHT context and 11 women friendly police centres established.

Who Finances it



Donor
Amount
2014
EU 6,135,644
Denmark 1,893,498
USAid 1,515,296
Other Cost Sharing 3,691,188
2013
UNDP
$ 16385000
EU $ 92574245
CIDA $ 13918599
Denmark $ 12078132
USAid $ 7170978
Other Cost sharinng  $ 3456121
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

2015 (as of 31 July)

$ 6,596,388
2014 $ 13,235,626
2013 $ 14,287,524
2012 $ 12091679
2011 $ 23407002
2010 $ 18283197
2009 $ 12606380
2008 $ 14171234
2007 $ 9362821
2006 $ 7561770
2005 $ 3804252
2004 $ 3606437
2003 $ 1281238