1. What is the outcome/objective of the LoGIC project?

Through this project, local level planning will be made improved and inclusive to ensure strong financial mechanism addressing community-based climate change adaptation solutions.

2. What is the project duration?

  • Original phase: 4 years, 01 July 2017 to 30 June 2021.
  • Extension phase: 2 years, 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2023.

3. Who is the owner of the project?

Government of Bangladesh. Local Government Division (LGD).MoLGRD.

4. Who is the executive?

National Project Director (NPD) who is also a senior Civil Servant from LGD.

5. Who are implementing the project?

UNDP and UNCDF are jointly implementing the project.

6. Who are the donors?

European Union, Sweden, UNDP, UNCDF and GoB.

7. Who are the main beneficiaries?

72 climate vulnerable Union Parishads and climate vulnerable households.

8. How many people will benefit from the project?

400,000 households will be benefitted from the project.Till now 1.1 million most vulnerable people (63% women) are directly benefitted through LoGIC grants and capacity-building support.

9. Is there any grant?

Yes, there are two types of grants from the project.

  • Performance based Climate Resilience Grants (PBCRG) for Union Parishads
  • Community Resilience Fund (CRF) for vulnerable households

10. How much money are allocated for grants?

Out of the total project budget, 65% are allocated as direct grants.

11. How much is the project budget?

USD36.06 Million.

12. What is PBCRG? Who gets PBCRG?

PCBRG stands for Performance based Climate Resilience Grants. Union Parishads get PBCRG directly from the project.

13. What is CRF and who gets that?

CRF stands for Community Resilience Fund. The selected climate vulnerable households get this grant directly from the UNDP.

13. What is CRF and who gets that?

CRF stands for Community Resilience Fund. The selected climate vulnerable households get this grant directly from the UNDP.

14. How much money do UP and HH get from the grants?

Each of the 72 UPs getsannual PBCR grants which is around 17.5 Lac BDT, for 3 years.

35,000 selected vulnerable households receivedBDT 30,000 each.

15. What are the Key Activities of the project?

  • Community resilience fund operationalized to finance community based innovative solutions for households through the CSOs and local institutions
  • Inclusive community-based adaptation plans are developed
  • Capacity enhancement plan is developed and implemented
  • Performance based climate resilient grants (PBCRG) system is developed and implemented through LGIs
  • Performance of LGIs is assessed for compliance with mandatory requirements and superior performance
  • Community Resilience Fund (CRF) is made operational
  • CCA-DRR financing at local level is enhanced by the active participation and scrutiny of communities and CSOs, local stakeholders and institutions
  • Designing and implementing systems to learn lessons at the local level and informing the policy dialogue at the national level.

16. How do you select beneficiaries?

LoGIC selected it’s beneficiaries following the UN and nationally recognized norms. LoGIC followed a participatory and technology-basedselection process to select 35,000 beneficiaries.USD 9.72 million disbursed to 35,000 selected beneficiaries.

17. How were the districts chosen?

7 Districts have been pre-identified based on vulnerability, remoteness and geographical targeting under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

18. Do all the UPs get PBCR grants?

72 UPs get PBCRG Grants. There are two parts of this grants; one is basic and the other is performance based. All UPs are given the basic grant.But the performance-based grantis given according to the performance of the Union Parishad.Till now USD 7.91 million disbursed to 72 LGIs as PBCRG to implement 643 climate-resilient community level schemes.

19. How do you assess UP performance?

In every year of the project, the assessment is made on the audit conducted by the LGSP project of the government.

20. Does the project address gender in the project?

Yes, the LoGIC project very much addresses gender equality mainstreaming principles. The 99% of the household beneficiaries are women who received CRF grants from the project. This will ensure women to engage in income generating activities.

Yes, the project is very much aligned with the government vision 2021, National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Mujib Climate Perspective Plan 2030 and the 8thfive-year plan. It also contributes to the government’s commitment to address UN’s sustainable development goals.

Yes. The project directly contributes to SDG goal 13: to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact.

  • It is done by strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards ad natural disasters in all countries.
  • It also improves education, awareness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation and adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Besides, the project addresses SDG goal 2: Food Security and sustainable agriculture, goal 5: Gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, goal 6: sustainable management of water for all, goal 9: resilient infrastructure and innovation, goal 16: peace, justice and strong institution.

23. Where is the project working?

The project is working in 7 most climate vulnerable districts of Bangladesh (Kurigram, Sunamganj, Khulna, Bagerhat, Barguna, Bhola, Patuakhali).

24. How many Union Parishads are under LoGIC?

Most climate vulnerable 72 Union Parishad from 19 Upazilas of the 7 districts are under the project.

25. Does the project have any partner NGO?

Yes, there is partner NGO (Helvetas, up to June 2020) for the project to mainly carry our community facilitation.

26. What is the role of the NGO in LoGIC?

Partner NGO carries out regular coordination, mobilization, participatory assessment, awareness and capacity building at the community level.

27. When will the project end?

The project will end in June 2024.

28. Is there any chance for next phase?

Yes, it has, depending on the success, lessons learnt and evidence on the achievements.

29. Can any donor join LoGIC with funding?

Yes, but at the later stage of the project, given that it demonstrates the success and benefiting the most poor and vulnerable. If the next phase of the project is designed following up the desired success, more donors may chip in.

30. Does the project contribute to poverty reduction?

It very well contributes to poverty reduction by ensuring the extreme poor and most vulnerable people have access to grants and engage in income generating access, thus reducing poverty.

31. How many staffs does the project have?

LoGIC project has a total of 23 staffs of which 9 members work in the PMU and the rest 14 work in the 7 districts. There are a number of community level staff who are hired by third party (e-zone).