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Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF)

The origins of the MTBF concept lie in the budget management reforms that were introduced in some of the high income countries (Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) in the late 1970s and 1980s. In 2005 the Government of Bangladesh adopted a new approach to budget planning with the introduction of the Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF). Rural Development & Co-operative Division entered in to the MTBF System in 2006-2007.

 

The main features of the MTBF approach are; (i) a medium-term outlook to budget planning; (ii) explicit linkage between policy priorities and resource allocations; and (iii) an emphasis on the efficient use of limited public resources.

 

The MTBF in Bangladesh covers a three year period-the budget year and the following two years. The MTBF is updated and rolled forward annually in order to maintain this three year forward planning horizon.  

 

Medium Term (2008-2011) Strategic Objectives

 

1. Bring ultra poor people under the coverage of micro- credit programmes;

 

2. Overall village development including improvement of standard of living of rural women and poor people, increase their income and generation of employment;

 

3. Create wider opportunities for self employment in rural areas ;

 

4. Develop skilled human resources in rural areas by providing training ;

 

5. Innovate new model/strategy on rural development through research and applied research.

 

 

Impact of Strategic Objectives on Poverty Reduction and Women’s Advancement

 

 

 

1. Bring ultra poor people under micro credit programmes

Impact on Poverty Reduction: In 2008-09 micro credit will be distributed to 17 lakh people from the micro credit fund and from other projects earmarked for different villages of 477 (four hundred seventy seven) upazilas of 64 districts. Pre-credit training will also be provided to 3 lakh of them. 60% of the micro credit borrowers will be self employed.

 

Impact on Women’s Advancement: The provision of women-friendly micro-credit and training will enable approximately 10 lakh women to be engaged in productive works. This will expedite their socio economic development.

 

 

2. Overall village development including improvement of standard of living of rural women and poor people, increase of their income and generation of employment

 

Impact on Poverty Reduction: Improvement of standard of living and elimination of poverty of 2.5 lakh ultra poor will be possible through Char Livelihood Programme by raising the base of the homestead and supplying safe water and transferring properties to 50,000 families of 150 union of 28 upazila in 5 districts of the Brahmaputra and Jamuna river belt.

 

Impact on Women’s Advancement: Under the Char Livelihood Programme (Char Jibikayon Programme), 1.5 lakh fifty thousand women of 150 unions of 28 upazila in 5 districts of the Brahmaputra and Jamuna river belt will move above poverty line.

 

3. Create wider opportunities for self employment in rural areas

 

Impact on Poverty Reduction: The ongoing “Comprehensive Village Development Programme (CVDP)”, “Strengthening of Directorate of Cooperatives and Alleviation of Poverty by creating entrepreneurs through Co-operative programme”, “ Polli Progoti Project” will help poverty reduction of 3.0 lakh people of the rural areas of 476 upazilas in 64 districts through creation of self-employment .

 

Impact on Women’s Advancement: Women’s participation will be given priority in the ongoing “Comprehensive Village Development Programme”, “Strengthening of Directorate of cooperatives and alleviation of Poverty by creating entrepreneurs through Co-operative programme”, “Polli Progoti Project”. As a result, opportunities for self-employment of approximately 2.0 lakh women will be created through providing training, motivation and micro credit which will increase their social safety.

 

 

4. Develop skilled human resources in rural areas by providing training

 

Impact on Poverty Reduction: Income generating training on different trade courses (such as nursery development, cow fattening, farm level water management and improved fish farming technology) will be provided to the poor people at an accelerated rate conducted by different training institutes like 2 in Bangladesh Rural Development Board; 10 in Department of Cooperatives; BARD, Comilla; and RDA, Bogra. This will make them productive and increase their income and reduce poverty. Besides, organizing seminars and workshops on poverty reduction, agriculture and environment development, local government, social development, gender, rural education, health, nutrition, rural economy and management etc. will help reduce rural poverty.

 

Impact on Women’s Advancement: Provision of training for rural women on different income generating trades like sewing, and organizing seminar/workshop on poultry and livestock, poverty reduction, agriculture and environment development, local government, social development, gender, rural education, health, nutrition, rural economy and management will assist in women’s advancement.

 

 

5. Innovate new model/strategy on rural development through research and applied research

 

Impact on Poverty Reduction: It will be possible to reduce rural poverty, increase production and develop human resources through research and applied research by Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla; Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra; and Department of Cooperative.

 

Impact on Women’s Advancement: Research and applied research will help increase production and develop human resources which will reduce poverty of rural poor women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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