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CARE is a development partner of the government of Bangladesh with the Ministry of Local Government, Health and Family Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Home, Disaster Management Bureau and has working relations with the Ministry of Food.

The major donors are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and DANIDA, UK's Department for International Development, UNICEF, and UNDP, SAVE the Children (USA) and Family Health International and the European Union. We also receive fund from private donors: Timberland - a private American company.

Annual Report
In 2005, CARE managed programs in all 64 districts of Bangladesh, directly reaching over 12 million poor and vulnerable people. This work, valued at about US$ 28 million, was carried out in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and over 150 implementing partners. Major donors incLuded the UK Department for InternationaL Development (DFID),the United States Agency.      

for International Development (USAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the European Commission, DANIDA, UNICEF, and the Government of BangLadesh.CARE Bangladesh currently employs 1420 staff, most of whom are based in project field offices outside of Dhaka.

The following are some examples of the results of their work from July 2004 through June 2005:
•    More than 65 thousand men and women farmers were able to market their agricultural products more effectively, in larger quantities, and with greater profits.
•    More than 52 thousand destitute women were able to earn a living wage by repairing and maintaining 655 thousand kilometers of earthen roads in 4,182 Union Parishads.
•    Over 2 million people gained practical knowledge and skills - in agriculture, small business management, Literacy and numeracy, household health and hygiene, and how to access their Legal rights and entitlements - through scores of training and capacity-building initiatives.
•    Nearly 212 thousand people were able to expand and diversify their economic activities through credit and business development services.
•    More than 512 thousand people at-risk to HIV/AIDS were able to obtain treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, access to condoms, drug-use rehabilitation assistance, and accurate information on how to protect themseLves and their partners against the virus.
•    More than 460 thousand urban and rural people obtained greater, more sustainable access to clean water, improved sanitation, latrines, and hygiene education.
•    Basic education improved in availability and quaLity for 74 thousand children, through activation of school management committees and mothers' groups, more Local government assistance to schools, more community and household interest in educating girls, and introduction of child-centered learning methodologies in the cLassroom.
•    Over 100 organizations working in the field of rights and governance received grants from the "Manusher Jonno program, enabling them to expand such activities as prevention of violence against women, improvement of access to justice, and protection of the rights of women and chiLdren, the disabled, and ethnic minorities.
These and other CARE programs implemented in 2005 are described in more detail in the following pages. They are grouped under three broad categories: Rights and Governance, Education and Health, and Partnering with the Private Sector.

Friends of CARE
An informal advisory group, Friends of CARE, has been established in 2002. This group is comprised of development professionals, business people, academics and civil society leaders. The members of the group provide advice and guidance to CARE’s efforts to fight against poverty and social injustice. Members are:

Dr. Taherunnessa Abdullah - an eminent social worker and a former minister of caretaker govt.
Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud - Professor of Dhaka University, a former finance minister of the caretaker government and, a leading economist of the country.
Ms. Salma Khan  Women activist, coordinator of NGO Beijing Plus Five, member of CEDAW Committee of the United Nations and former chair of the CEDAW committee.
Prof. Nazrul Islam - Urban planner and a professor of Dhaka University.
Raja Debashish Ray - Chief of Chkama Circle and by profession he is a Barrister.
Dr. Ainun Nishat - Environmentalist, Country Representative of IUCN, and a professor of Bangladesh Engineering University.
Mr. Matiur Rahman - Editor of a bengali national daily Prothom Alo.
Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman - A professor of Dhaka University, local government expert, well known for his work in the filed of Governance.
Mr. Zahin Ahmed - Executive Director, Friends of Village Development in Bangladesh (FIVDB)- a local NGO working in Sylhet. He is known for his work in the health sector.
Ms. Sultan Kamal - A human rights activist, freedom fighter and Executive Director of Ain- O -Salish Kendra.
Ms. Ayesha Khanom - Women Activist, General Secretary of Mohila Parishad- oldest women organization, working in Bangladesh.
Mr. Latifur Rahman - Reputed business person and publisher of national dailies.
Rokeya Rahman- Chair & MDARL Links Ltd.

The following research and survey reports by CARE:

01. Socioeconomic Baseline Survey of Tree Plantation Caretakers' Households- BUILD Component, IFSP, CARE Bangladesh, April 2001

02. Livelihood Assessment of Tree Caretakers of BUILD Project, IFSP, CARE Bangladesh, September 2003.

03. Socio-Economic Baseline Survey, Building Union Infrastructure for Local Development (BUILD) Component, IFSP, CARE Bangladesh.

04. Baseline Report FY 2000: Socio-Economic and Anthropometry Survey, Flood Proofing Project-IFSP, CARE Bangladesh.

05. Seasonal Survey of Flood Proofing Project : Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh, May 2002

06. Annual Seasonal Survey: 2002 Flood Proofing Project : Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh, May 18, 2003.

07.Baseline Survey of Vulnerable Households in Char and Haor Areas of Sirajgonj and Sunamgonj Districts, March 2003, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh

08. Annual Time Series Survey: FY2002, Sample Households list, Tongi Pouroishova, SHAHAR Project, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh

09. Report on Capacity assessment of Union Disaster Management Committee (UDMC), 2003, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh.

10. Baseline Survey Report: Livelihood Security Analysis of Vulnerable Urban Households Jessore and Tongi Pourashavas, SHAHAR Project, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute, June 2001

11. Annual Time Series Survey - 2001 a survey report, SHAHAR Project, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh

12. Annual Time Series Survey of Vulnerable Households in Urban Areas of Jessore and Tongi, FY 2002.

13. A Comparative Economic Analysis of Transport & Freight Survey on Aggregate Sand Roads July, 2003, BUILD Project, Integrated Food Security Program, CARE Bangladesh
CARE Bangladesh supports programs all over Bangladesh with a focus on the poorest areas and populations. CARE's program consists of 20 projects focuses on education, health, water and sanitation, nutrition, infrastructure, small enterprise development, and agriculture and natural resources reaching around eight million of people. These projects are implemented in concert with the government; community based organizations and Non-government organizations.

Using the drop-down boxes below, search for individual CARE projects by project type or key word.

Annual Report of CARE Bangladesh
Bangladesh NGO Burro & Statistics
Research Project of Care Bangladesh