Introduction of RERMP-3

A contract was signed between Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and BASA Foundation on 13th July 2022 to provide the consulting services for Capacity Development of Selected Destitute Women Crews under Rural Employment and Road Maintenance Programme-3 (RERMP-3) for the Package No. RERMP-3/S-2/Z-04: Dhaka, Gazipur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj & Narshingdi and duration of the contact is up to 30th June 2023. Now, as per requirement of section 9.1 of the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the project, this inception report is prepared and submitted as preliminary report to start a project action plan. This inception report provides on what has been done to initiate the Work Plan, Schedule, Staff schedule, Training programme to be conducted by BASA Foundation and it includes the BASA team’s understanding of how the project is supposed to work, including methodologies, activities, outputs and expected outcomes and their interrelationships. It also describes the conceptual framework for the training program and sets out in some detail of the training methodology. This initial report also contains a work plan, which indicates the phases of the trainings to be conducted by the BASA facilitators along with the task to be accomplished by the supervisors and with their key deliverables and milestones. The initial report may be reviewed and approved by the DP, RERMP-3 of LGED.

Project Background

Bangladesh owns the legacy of poverty from its independence in 1971. Since then the successive Governments have tried to reduce or eradicate the poverty by implementing various social safety net programs such as VGD, VGF, Food for Work, Rural Maintenance Program (RMP) and lastly RERMP implemented by LGED. As a result, Bangladesh has made significant progress in poverty reduction in the last two decades. In spite of the gradual improvement in poverty reduction, rural poverty is still an acute and particular problem, especially in areas prone to natural disaster such as erosion, flooding and cyclones where livelihoods are precarious and vulnerability knows no bound. Many of the poorest households are women headed because of the death of husband or through divorce or abandonment. The latter is particularly common when a husband migrates to an urban area in search of employment and at some point decides not to return the ill-fated wife never knows this decision and she is thrown into an ocean of misfortune and she has to cope of her own. A range of safety net program exits to provide assistance to these poorest households, but the sheer number requiring support is so high that the need will continue at considerable cost for the foreseeable future. To mitigate the problems of poverty, the Government of Bangladesh has approved the project entitled "Rural Employment & Road Maintenance Programmme-3" with implementation period of 4 years from July 2019 to June 2023. The cost of RERMP-3 is 17231.5 million. The project will be implemented all over Bangladesh with total 44,460 beneficiaries. This TOR describes the tasks those are to be implemented under capacity development component of the project. The LGED will select 14 (fourteen) NGOs to help it in developing the livelihood skills of the project beneficiaries and monitor their health and livelihood status and assist the beneficiaries to become self-reliant at the end of the project.

Objectives of the Project

  • Support government initiatives to sustainably reduce hunger and poverty
  • Sustainably graduate 44,460 women-headed households from ultra-poverty
  • Year-round maintenance of 88,920 km of rural access roads to markets and service centers

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