Third-Party Monitoring (Main Works including Plantation) under Sustainable Forests & Livelihood Project (SUFAL)

Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with financial assistance from the World Bank (IDA) is implementing the Sustainable Forests and Livelihoods (SUFAL) Project. The project is implementing a number of activities which are grouped under the following four components. To assess and monitor the progress of the project interventions under 4 major components, 15 indicators have been adopted in the results framework. A main focus of the planned monitoring is to assess forest restoration and plantation activities undertaken since the start of the project, using both remote sensing and field verification. While these performance indicators are pivotal to this assignment, adherence to planned environmental and social safeguards, gender and stakeholder communications are also covered in this scope of this work. The overall objective of the assignment is to monitor the major activities of the project with respect to the results framework as well as the Project Appraisal Document (PAD). SAMAHAR is engaged for conducting Third-Party Monitoring (Main Works including Plantation).

Project Location: 31 cost centers of the project covering 25 Forest Divisions spanning over 28 civil Districts.

The scope of third party monitoring will include quarterly monitoring of all the component-specific activities of the project, focusing on plantation program, infrastructure, AIGAs, fiduciary and safeguard issues as described in the PAD and Development Project Proposal (DPP) as well as in the relevant frameworks (e.g. Results Framework, Innovation Grants Manual, Community Operations Manual, Environmental and Social Management Framework, Gender Action Plan, Livelihoods Framework, etc.) of the project.



Client : Bangladesh Forest Department

Funding Agency: ADB