Project Title

Two-Step Loan (TSL) Component of Foreign Direct Investment Promotion Project

Country

Bangladesh

Client

Bangladesh Bank

Period

October 2018 – June 2021

Position

Project Advisor / Financial Specialist

SDGs

SDGs
概要

The Government of Bangladesh has identified the diversification of manufacturing industries and the strengthening of export-oriented industries as important issues. This Project aims to improve the investment environment in Bangladesh by improving access to financing opportunities and promoting PPP projects to develop infrastructure including economic zone development. It is consistent with the priority assistance policy of the Government of Japan and JICA. On December 14, 2015, JICA and the Government of Bangladesh signed the loan agreement.

Bangladesh Bank (BB), as implementation agency for TSL portion, retains the consultant for 1) Capacity development of implementation unit of BB for project management, 2) Capacity development of Participating Financial Institutions (FFIs), 3) Promotion of the Project and 4) Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project


 
Project Title

Data Collection Survey for Universal Health Coverage Promotion Project

Country

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Client

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Period

August 2017 – February 2018

Position

Team Leader / Regional Health

SDGs

SDGs
Outline

In Bangladesh, the predominant burden of disease has recently shifted from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, referral systems and efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle have not been functioning well in controlling NCDs. At the same time, Bangladesh has experienced a rapid urbanization over the past decade, and the lower income populations in these growing urban areas have not received sufficient quality health services. Based on this situation, the Government of Bangladesh and the Japan International Cooperation Agency agreed to conduct a data collection survey to identify and formulate appropriate JICA activities aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Through discussions with officials of the Government of Bangladesh, development partners, community leaders and other relevant stakeholders, the survey found that it would be important for the control of NCDs to strengthen the referral function from the community level to the secondary level of service providers, and that the primary level of urban health services should be strengthened in order to improve urban health.