Bangladesh: Good Governance Program

Sovereign Project | 37017-013 Status: Active


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Project Name Good Governance Program
Project Number 37017-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2362-BAN: Good Governance Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 150.00 million
TA 4983-BAN: Supporting the Good Governance Program (piggybacked to Loan 37017-01 BAN: Good Governance)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Denmark - DANIDA (w/ LoA) US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Substantial progress has been made. Out of 47 policy conditions 44 policy conditions have been implemented by the Government.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Current Loan closing date is 30 June 2016. Loan Review Mission is planned in May 2016 to decide on the next course of action for this program loan. ADB intends to remain engaged with the Government for implementation of the remaining policy conditions.
Geographical Location Bangladesh

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects N/A
Involuntary Resettlement N/A
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions took place with senior government officials, development partners, and others from civil society.
During Project Implementation As part of the work on the National Integrity Strategy (NIS), extensive consultations have taken place across Bangladesh, including with civil society, women's groups, members of the academia, local government officials, and general citizens. The Cabinet in July has asked the Executing Agency to continue with some more consultations, particularly with the Parliament. That consultation was completed in 2012 and NIS was approved by the parliament in Oct 2012.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Recruitment of consultants to be financed from the proceeds of the loan will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2007, as amended from time to time). International and national consulting services will assist ACC to implement the project. A total of 7 person-months of international consulting services and 46 person-months of national consulting services will be financed by the project loan. Some consulting packages are specified for individuals, and some for firms; consultant selection will be done through a mix of individual selection, quality-based selection (QBS), and quality-and-cost based selection (QCBS) methods. The Borrower will be responsible for the recruitment of project consultants. ADB will review the request for proposals, including the shortlist, the technical evaluation or proposals, and award recommendations and contract, on a no-objection basis to ensure that the process is carried out in accordance with agreed procedures, as required by ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and the proposed procurement plan.
Procurement Procurement of goods and services to be financed under the project components will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2007, as amended from time to time). For such procurement, bid specifications will be prepared in a manner to ensure maximum competition under international and national competitive bidding (NCB). In order to encourage local industry, contracts estimated to cost less than $500,000 for equipment and related services, and less than $1,000,000 for works, may be procured following NCB procedures while allowing foreign firms also to participate. Before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and the Borrower will review the Borrower's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with ADB requirements. Any necessary modifications or clarifications to the Borrower's procedures will be documented in the procurement plan. ADB's domestic preference scheme may be utilized.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Syed Hossain
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Cabinet Division Government of Bangladesh
Room 21, Building 1
Bangladesh Secretariat


Concept Clearance 17 Apr 2007
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2007 to 30 Apr 2007
MRM 13 Jul 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2016

Loan 2362-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2007 01 Nov 2007 26 Nov 2007 31 Mar 2012 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 150.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 30 Oct 2007 105.51 0.00 72%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Oct 2007 105.51 0.00 72%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 4983-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2007 15 Jan 2008 15 Jan 2008 30 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 30 Oct 2007 1,036,253.61
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Good Governance Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Nov 2008
Program Loan and Technical Assistance Grant Good Governance Program Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2007
Loan Agreement for Good Governance Program between People's Republic of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank dated 1 November 2007 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2007
Good Governance Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2007
Good Governance Program Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2007
Good Governance Sector Development Program Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jul 2007
Proposed Program Loan and Technical Assistance Grant Good Governance Program Procurement Plans Jun 2007

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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