Last updated: 16/9/2023

Programme Details

Previous programme name (if any)
100 Days Employment Scheme
The Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP) programme reached nearly 1 million individuals during the 2016 fiscal year. In both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years' the programme also covered 8,270,000 individuals. As the programme provides work opportunities for two periods in the year, each comprising of 3 months and also entitlements to work for a maximum of 100 days (which are more likely limited to 90 days) one can assume the programme has a potential to benefit two groups of 8,270,000 persons per year. Total year coverage: 16,540,000.00 persons.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Factors related to land and asset ownership, income, and marital and disability status. Eligible households should have less than 0.5 acre of land, no productive assets, and less than BDT4,000 (approximately USD50) as annual income; the head of household should also work as a day labourer. These criteria should be applied by local committees of elected oficials in the selection of participating households. The wage rate of the programme is also lower than other workfare programmes in Bangladesh, enabling self-targeting. Furthermore, 30% of beneficiary slots are reserved for women.

Coverage and other information

Payment/delivery frequency
Wages are deposited weekly; out of the daily rate, BDT25 is retained in the beneficiary's bank account as a deposit that can be withdrawn at a later date.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Impact analysis on achievement of EGPP objectives and program’s impact on reducing disaster and gender vulnerability conducted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and commissioned by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.