Bangladesh: Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
The project supported the improvement of urban governance, infrastructure, and service delivery in 35 pourashavas in Bangladesh. The project design adopted the lessons from the first project. It kept the performance-based allocation of investment funds as a major design feature and as an incentive for governance reform. The performance criteria were defined in six key areas: citizen awareness and participation, urban planning, women’s participation, integration of the urban poor, financial accountability and sustainability, and administrative transparency. Investment funds were to improve municipal transport, drainage, solid waste management, water supply, sanitation, municipal facilities, and basic services in slum areas.
The report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.