annual report 2005
Overview and Outputs - 2005
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.