Bangladesh: Consolidation of Knowledge on Governance Initiatives

Sovereign Project | 45410-001

Summary

This S-CDTA is proposed to take stock of, and consolidate knowledge on, good governance initiatives to date that have worked, and how they can be leveraged further.

Key activities in the S-CDTA are: (a) carry out background research on three specific subject areas/themes; (b) share the findings at a roundtable forum at which participants from various sectors and institutions will be present (including parliament, media, business sector, civil society, government); and (c) collation of these background reports as well as the proceedings of the roundtable forum in a published form for wider dissemination of knowledge.

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Project Name Consolidation of Knowledge on Governance Initiatives
Project Number 45410-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8032-BAN: Consolidation of Knowledge on Governance Initiatives
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Law and judiciary - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

This S-CDTA is proposed to take stock of, and consolidate knowledge on, good governance initiatives to date that have worked, and how they can be leveraged further.

Key activities in the S-CDTA are: (a) carry out background research on three specific subject areas/themes; (b) share the findings at a roundtable forum at which participants from various sectors and institutions will be present (including parliament, media, business sector, civil society, government); and (c) collation of these background reports as well as the proceedings of the roundtable forum in a published form for wider dissemination of knowledge.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since 2007, ADB has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh to implement critical governance reforms with a focus on combating corruption, ensuring separation and independence of the judiciary, and improving efficiency in the public service under the ADB's Good Governance Program and the piggybacked technical assistance. In addition, as the lead development partner, ADB has been providing necessary capacity development support to the ACC under technical assistance projects since 2004, which have helped to operationalize and enhance the capacity of the Commission.

In order to consolidate knowledge of initiatives that work on the ground, two particular strands of work are considered essential by the ACC: (i) background research on specific initiatives that have worked and show promise for replication and scaling up, and (ii) a roundtable forum for discussions on good governance in Bangladesh based on the research carried out.

Impact Enhancement of governance in specific sectors and areas in Bangladesh
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge sharing on specific initiatives to enhance governance in Bangladesh
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Background research on governance initiatives in Bangladesh, with practical recommendations for future action

Knowledge event on governance initiatives in Bangladesh

Research publication on governance initiatives

Efficient project management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions with the Anticorruption Commission, Cabinet Division, and research institutions.
During Project Implementation Project implementation progress will be monitored and guided by the Project Steering Committee in conjunction with the Cabinet Division and the Anticorruption Commission. Peer review within ADB of the background research reports prepared by the resource persons will be used to maintain the quality and depth of analysis of the reports; these will be used at the forum. An inception report will be prepared in January 2012, and 2 brief progress reports will be prepared (in March and July 2012) meant for discussion at each PSC meeting. A TA completion report will be submitted at the end of the project, assessing the achievement of the TA against targeted outputs. All the reports will be prepared by the national consulting firm to be selected for the S-CDTA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Inputs to the project will consist of: (i) 10 person-months of consultancy services provided by a national firm for work related to forum organization, facilitation, and report preparation; and (ii) 6 resource persons (3 international and 3 national) for 12 person-months altogether who will be subject experts that will present papers at the forum. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). Selection of the firm will be on a least-cost basis, with simplified technical proposals sought. Payments to it will be on a time-based basis. All payments will be made in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Gambhir Bhatta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Jun 2013

TA 8032-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 - 21 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 21 Dec 2011 38,891.46
Title Document Type Document Date
Consolidation of Knowledge on Governance Initiatives TA Completion Reports Oct 2013

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