Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) Program
The Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme is the largest social safety net programme of the Government of Bangladesh that exclusively targets ultra poor households. About 750000 direct ultra-poor participants across the country receive monthly food ration for the household and a development support services (inclusive of life skills and income generating skills training, savings and access to credit) for a cycle in 482 Upazilas. To ensure sustainability of development results and to provide women with opportunities to further improve their livelihoods VGD participants are mainstreamed into regular NGO development programmes after completing the cycle. The NOG has been selected following the Guidelines of the public procurement regulations 2003 (PPR 20032).
The NGO shall aim to improve the socio-economic status of VGD women and make best effort in materializing it. The main objectives are to build the income-earning capacities of VGD women and to socially empower them through training on awareness raising, provision of training on variety of Income Generating Activities (IGA), provision of credit and other support services during and beyond the food completion of the contract period and NGO shall continue the follow up services to the VGD women for three years after the completion of VGD cycle.
- We deliver the services to 3157 VGD women in Comilla Sadar, Chandina, Meghna & Debidawr Upazilas of Comilla District.
- The development support services consist of providing the training on awareness and Income Generating Activity (IGA) issues, savings management and may have access to credit.
- The target for development support services are as follows :
Awareness training to VGD women. Top provide training to 100% of VGD women.
IGA training: at least 90% of the total VGD women.
Savings management: 100% of the total VGD women.
Access to credit: Those who are interested to take micro credit form the NGO.
VGD Card holder in 4 Upazillas:
Comilla Sadar = 600
Chandina = 850
Debidawr = 750
Meghna = 1257
Total = 3157
Project Officer = 1 person
Field Facilitator= Comilla Sadar = 1, Chandina = 2, Debidawr = 2, Meghna = 3
Office set up:
4 local offices set up at 4 Upazilas in Moulvibazar.
4 Bank accounts create in 4 Upazilas for savings deposit & 1 for project.