Resilient Homestead and Livelihood support to the vulnerable coastal people of Bangladesh (RHL)

Resilient Homestead and Livelihood support to the vulnerable coastal people of Bangladesh (RHL)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Jul 2023 at B.36
  • Est. completion 17 Aug 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

The vulnerability of the coastal people in Bangladesh can be defined in three ways: climate-sensitive livelihoods; vulnerable settlements in low-lying areas; and scarcity of safe drinking water.  Many coastal residents depend on seasonal subsistence agriculture and agriculture wage labour, which are highly climate sensitive. Moreover, many coastal inhabitants live in houses built of mud and plants which are severely affected by cyclones, storm surges, and high tides. The lack of climate-resilient housing poses a serious poverty trap as significant portions of the incomes of coastal communities go towards house repairs.  

The primary goal of the RHL project is to enhance the climate resilience of the vulnerable coastal communities of Bangladesh. The project will attain this goal by financing the development of climate-resilient housing and livelihood technologies while raising knowledge and awareness about the impacts of climate change. The project will build climate-resilient homesteads through the establishment of new, climate-resilient building codes. It will also develop adaptive livelihood options for highly vulnerable and women-headed households– fostering a safer and more resilient future for homes in coastal areas. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


31 Jul 2017 - 2174 days

Concept note received

31 Jul 2017

Funding proposal received

16 Mar 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

20 Apr 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

25 May 2023

Cleared by iTAP

19 Jun 2023


13 Jul 2023 - 36 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

FAA executed

14 Jul 2023

Under implementation

17 Aug 2023 - 332 days so far

FAA effective

17 Aug 2023

Disbursement - USD 6,208,290

20 Sep 2023

To be completed

17 Aug 2028 - 1,496 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing15% disbursed

GrantUSD 42,201,200
Total GCF Financing
USD 42,201,200


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 6,600,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,188,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 7,788,000

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (Bangladesh)
Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader

Deputy Managing Director
Dr. Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed

Project Coordinator
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National Designated Authority

Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Mr. Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky Primary
Block No. 8, Room No. 3 & 4, Shere-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone +88-02-222216701

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