Bangladesh: Projects

Project title

Start date

End date

Donor

Combating child trafficking for the worst form of child labour

30 September 2002

31 December 2006

United States

Objective: The project aims to contribute to a reduction of child trafficking in each participating country, through interventions at sub-regional and country levels. It will focus on institutional, raising awareness and capacity building activities. The vulnerability of children at risk will be reduced and the services provided by non-governmental organizations and government will be improved.

 

Including the Excluded: Action against the worst forms of child labour through education networking

01 January 2003

30 April 2006

Netherlands

Objective: The main objective of this project is to contribute to the elimination of child labour through mainstreaming of child labour in education policies, plans and programmes at both the global and national level. By the end of the project; (1) governments and their social partners in the target countries will have increased capacity to achieve higher enrolment and completion rates for working children and make educational policies, plans, curricula and programs more responsive to the needs of working children, former child labourers and children at risk of working as a result of policy and technical advice provided by this project; (2) National and international dialogue on child labour, education and social exclusion strengthened through networking; (3) a strong knowledge base on how to use education to prevent and eliminate child labour will have been created and in use by governments and social partners and (4) the capacity for joint and separate action by governments, teachers, worker and employer organizations, NGOs and children and their families to use education to combat child labour will be increased.

 

Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Bangladesh - A Time-Bound Programme Approach

01 February 2003

31 March 2007

Norway

Objective: The development objective of the project as indeed of the subsequent Time Bound Progamme (TBP) itself, is the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in Bangladesh. During this project, the foundations for the TBP will be established, in particular the necessary coordinating structures, political commitment, and public concern. The strategic or intermediate objective of this project is an agreed Framework (National Plan of Action) for the elimination of the WFCL. By the end of the project: (1) the knowledge base on WFCL in Bangladesh will have been strengthened in key areas relevant to the TBP, and preparatory actions taken and (2) the major stakeholders in the TBP will have been engaged and committed, and the necessary alliances, agendas, and structures created among them to serve as a foundation for the TBP

 

Eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Bangladesh: Preparatory Phase of a Time-Bound Programme (TBP)

01 January 2004

31 March 2006

United Kingdom

Objective: The development objective of the project as indeed of the subsequent Time-Bound Progamme (TBP) itself, is the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in Bangladesh. During this project, the necessary foundations for the TBP will have been established, in particular the necessary coordinating structures, political commitment, and public concern. The strategic or intermediate objective of this project is an agreed Framework (National Plan of Action) for the elimination of the WFCL. By the end of the project: (1) the knowledge base on WFCL in Bangladesh will have been strengthened in key areas relevant to the TBP, and preparatory actions taken and (2) the major stakeholders in the TBP will have been engaged and committed, and the necessary alliances, agendas, and structures created among them to serve as a foundation for the TBP

 

Developing a time-bound approach to eliminating the worst forms of child labour in Bangladesh

01 May 2005

31 December 2006

American Center for International Labor Solidarity

Objective: The development objective of the project as indeed of the subsequent Time-Bound Progamme (TBP) itself, is the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in Bangladesh. During this project, the necessary foundations for the TBP will have been established, in particular the necessary coordinating structures, political commitment, and public concern. The strategic or intermediate objective of this project is an agreed Framework (National Plan of Action) for the elimination of the WFCL. By the end of the project: (1) the knowledge base on WFCL in Bangladesh will have been strengthened in key areas relevant to the TBP, and preparatory actions taken and (2) the major stakeholders in the TBP will have been engaged and committed, and the necessary alliances, agendas, and structures created among them to serve as a foundation for the TBP.

 

Prevention and Elimination of Selected Worst Forms of Child Labour in the Informal Economy of Dhaka City - Bridging Phase

24 April 2006

31 December 2011

Netherlands

Objective: This project tends to the prevention and elimination of selected worst forms of child labour in the informal economy of Dhaka. To reach this overall goal, social protection activities to reduce the number of working children will be carried out and capacity building activities to strengthen the capacity of the national stakeholders as well. The target group will be monitored and advocacy and awareness raising activities will be implemented.

 

Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Component of the Project of Support to the Time-Bound Programme (TBP) towards the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Bangladesh

01 January 2007

31 December 2011

Netherlands

 

Objective: The proposed Time-Bound Programme (TBP) Urban Information Economy (UIE) Component builds on the experience of the pilot activities carried out under the previous worst forms of child labour (WFCL) project funded by the Dutch Government. It will target about 45,000children and its strategies and projected interventions are brought together in five interrelated components of the TBP which are concerned with the urban child worker, namely: (1) Policy and model formulation, (2) Protection of child workers (3) Child worker education and preparation for future employment, (4) Prevention through social and economic development, and (5) Capacity-building for sustainability.