Our Work



Placing women and girls at the center of focus and working with the govt. national and international NGOs and civil society partners, CARE Bangladesh is working with millions. Through its projects and programs, CARE is trying to create a lasting change by strengthening the marginalized, excluded and extremely poor rural communities and amplifying their voices to influence public policy.

Through a right-based approach and the empowerment of women and girls, CARE Bangladesh implements multi-faceted programs and projects focusing on strengthening livelihoods and dignified work through financial inclusion and promoting pro-poor market engagement, improving food and nutrition security through knowledge, empowerment and participation, ensuring adequate health services catered to types of need like Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights any more. Minimizing Gender-based Violence across a wide scope, and mitigating challenges of child marriage. Providing humanitarian and resilience support for both Rohingya refugee and host communities, including emergency response to reduce climate-change and disaster risks.

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CARE works with communities to improve understanding of the social norms that perpetuate violence. We encourage men & women alike to take action against child marriage, domestic & social violence. We reinforce these positive practices by creating an enabling environment for girl's leadership, encouraging greater family investment in girl's development & promoting safe relations between couples.


CARE builds women's economic empowerment by promoting their rights in the workplace& their inclusion in equitable & gender friendly value chains & social enterprise. By addressing the underlying causes of gender discrimination & unequal social norms, we build women's & girls' solidarity through Empowerment, Knowledge & Transformative Action groups (EKATA). Through this program we provide social analysis skills, encourage collective actions, identify female community leaders & equip them with tools & strategies to become change agents in their respective communities.


CARE considers health a fundamental human right & a critical factor in reducing poverty, inequality & marginalization. In collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, research institutions, academia & other stake holders, CARE has pioneered effective nutrition interventions, community based oral substitute therapy, micro nutrient powder & community skilled birth attendants.


We partner with government to implement projects & establish disaster management systems in our emergency response. Our humanitarian actions include saving lives & livelihoods, providing food security, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene as well as building communities' resilience to shock & capacity to adapt any emergency situation.


Poverty and social injustice are caused by unequal power relations and inequitable distributions of resources, opportunities between power holders and marginalized communities. Using social accountability tools & local political economy analysis CARE deepens democratic process by institutionalizing and monitoring government planning and budgeting and ensuring participation, responsive strategies & solutions.


CARE Bangladesh targets the factor that affect the availability of and access to nutritious food; as an underlying cause of widespread hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Adverse climate condition & has had the most remarkable success. Our building of inclusive agricultural value chains by working with the marginal & small holding farmers in remote and disaster prone areas has lifted over a million of people out of food security as well as made agriculture sustainable, productive & resilient.

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Current Programs


Health and Nutrition

At CARE, health is a fundamental human right, and a critical factor for reducing poverty, gender inequality and marginalization. CARE promotes a unique approach of Health System Strengthening (HSS) combining social and gender lens with evidence-driven interventions.

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Women and Youth Empowerment

Placing women and youth at the center of CARE’s work is critical to tackle the root causes of poverty, inequity, rights violation, climate vulnerability amongst Bangladesh's rural and urban populations. The vision for CARE Bangladesh’s Women & Youth Empowerment program is to ensure that the most socially, economically, and politically marginalized women and youth are empowered..

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Food and Agricultural Systems

Bangladesh has made significant progress in terms of food production and agricultural systems, yet, but ensuring nutrition and safe food for all and a resilient agriculture system remains a challenge for the massive population and subsequent climate vulnerability.

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Projects under this program:

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Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO) III is designed to address food security and nutrition challenges for Poor and Extreme Poor (PEP) communities in Northern Bangladesh, in the eight most vulnerable districts of Char and Haor regions - Habiganj, Kishoreganj, Sunamganj, Netrakona, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur and Sirajganj.

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