Role of Participatory Supervision in Restoration of Livelihood of Affected Persons: Case Study of Bhairab Bridge Project, Bangladesh

Author(s): Dr. Hafiza Khatun    

Journal Name: Oriental Geographer

Volume & Link: 58:1

Publisher: Bangladesh Geographical Socity

Year: 2017

Abstract:

The paper evaluates the role of participatory supervision of resettlement and social development plans in Bhairab Bridge Project The project area was semi-urban in nature, located in river ports and business hubs. The author uses data collected from the field, evaluation reports coupled with first-hand work experience in the project. The significant impacts of the project included dislocation of SMEs, mobile vendors, loss of business and employment. DAC-OECD guidelines were adopted in designing the Social Action Plans (SAPS). lntemational and local specialists were involved in the planning and close supervision of SAP implementation. The INGO and project management were assisted by the social development specialists in dealing with critical implementation issues Supervisors played a significant role in development of resettlement market by the EA. Varieties of businesses have emerged in the area where more than 10,000 people are working. The participatory supervision was a high point in SAP implementation

Citation:

Khatun​ ​H. (2017) Role of Participatory Supervision in Restoration of Livelihood of Affected Persons: Case Study of Bhairab Bridge Project, Bangladesh, Oriental Geographer, ISSN: 00305308, Vol: 58, No: 1 (2014), Pp: 1 - 17

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