Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities


Welcome to SWAPNO

Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) is a social transfer project for ultra-poor women to be engaged in public works essential for the economic and social life for rural communities. It promotes employment, and most importantly future employability, of extreme poor rural women. Creating productive employment opportunities is generally considered the most efficient way to secure poverty reduction and inclusive growth. SWAPNO will promote and test innovations, offering a replicable model that will inform social protection strategy through a parallel policy programme designed to strengthen governance and the systems of social protection programmes in Bangladesh.



 News & events

  • To ensure the livelihoods of 65000 extreme poor women after post public works, SWAPNO will identified demand driven trade and needs of skills training through applications of Community Based Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (CBTREE) tools

  • All SWAPNO women have individual bank accounts and each woman receives BDT 67,500 in cash as wages, BDT 22,500 with interest as mandatory savings at the end of 18 months public works employment tenure.

  • 7210 elected, selected community members and UP Secretaries of 1030 Union Parishads and about 65000 women beneficiaries are trained on relevant subjects.


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