The Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh: Sharing Knowledge on Community-Driven Development

Date: August 2012
Type: Reports
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Description

The Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh responds to the growing need for infrastructure and service delivery for the rapidly increasing urban population in Bangladesh by building the capacity of resourceconstrained pourashavas (municipalities) to deliver services, and by increasing community participation in decision making and subproject implementation, a common element of the community-driven development approach.

This booklet presents the project’s key features and its impact on pourashavas and the lives of ordinary people. It discusses how the performance-based fund allocation strategy has proven to be effective in improving the pourashavas’ capacity for service delivery, increasing citizen participation, and inspiring the Bangladesh government and other development partners to join ADB in replicating the approach.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • UGIIP'S Performance-Based Fund Allocation Strategy
  • Citizen Participation in the UGIIP
  • Policy Reform and the UGIIP
  • Lessons Learned
  • Closing Remarks