Bangladesh: Preparing the Good Governance Project

Sovereign Project | 37017-032

Summary

The objective of the TA is to help reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector in Bangladesh by establishing appropriate legal and policy frameworks and strengthening relevant institutions.

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Project Name Preparing the Good Governance Project
Project Number 37017-032
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4744-BAN: Preparing the Good Governance Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to help reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector in Bangladesh by establishing appropriate legal and policy frameworks and strengthening relevant institutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Interim National Poverty Reduction Strategy (INPRS) adopted by the Government in 2003 sets a series of social development targets to be met by 2015, guided by the need to increase the pace of poverty reduction and GDP growth. The I-NPRS explicitly recognizes the importance of governance, and in particular participatory governance, in achieving national poverty reduction goals. The Government is currently working on a full-fledged Poverty Reduction Strategy to be completed by end-2004 that will build on the foundation of the I-NPRS. There is a need for sustained core governance support from ADB to follow on from the timely support offered by ADB?s TA in Support of Good Governance Initiatives (TA 4140-BAN) processed in 2003 and being implemented in 2004.
Impact to help reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector in Bangladesh by establishing appropriate legal and policy frameworks and strengthening relevant institutions.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

" Design of a Good Governance Project on integrated anticorruption program that will help the Government to better target corruption in the public sector in Bangladesh

" Increased capacity of two key government agencies to better prevent and detect incidence of corruption in their respective subsectors (i.e., roads and power)

" Increased collaboration among the Government, ACC, and selected public sector agencies on anticorruption under the umbrella of the National Integrity Strategy (NIS)

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

" NIS and a legislative framework for anticorruption

" Action plan for enhancing corruption prevention in selected government sector line ministries/agencies, including improving processes and strengthening capacity

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

ADB will engage a consulting firm and individual consultants. International consultants' input will comprise (i) a team leader/anticorruption strategy expert (12 person months), (ii) 2 governance audit/public expenditure tracking survey experts (5 person months each), (iii) ACC training needs assessment and design expert (6 person months), (iv) sector line ministry training assessment and design expert (5 person months), and (v) equipment expert (1 person month).

Domestic consultants' input will consist of (i) an information technology expert (2 person months), (ii) prosecution/legal expert (4 person months), and (iii) corruption prevention expert (6 person months).

All consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. The simplified technical proposal (STP) procedure and quality based selection (QBS) will be used.

Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Gambhir Bhatta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Cabinet Division Government of BangladeshRoom 21, Building 1
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 08 Nov 2005 to 16 Nov 2005
MRM -
Approval 19 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Oct 2007

TA 4744-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2005 31 Aug 2006 31 Aug 2006 30 Apr 2007 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 19 Dec 2005 560,765.06

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