|Project Name||Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Decentralization
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The TA will prepare a project that will support the economic development of secondary towns to improve the welfare of town residents, including the urban poor, and enhance the quality of the urban environment. It will also develop effective measures to improve urban governance at both national and local levels and recommend suitable modalities for supporting necessary policy and institutional changes in the administrative, legal, and financial systems in secondary towns. The TA will include (i) a review of the institutional setup of the urban sector; (ii) a review of tax assessment and collection procedures for public and private holdings; (iii) an update of town-specific information for the secondary towns identifies in the TA for the Third Urban Development Project, and (iv) preparation of a sector project proposal for improving urban local governance and infrastructure services suitable for ADB financing.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A total of 35 person-months (7 international and 28 domestic) of consulting services will be required. International consultants will be selected on an individual basis and domestic consultant through a firm. The international consultants will include a team leader with expertise in local government management, and a municipal finance and taxation specialist. The domestic consultants will include a deputy team leader with expertise in local government administration and institutional development, municipal engineering specialist, municipal finance expert, project economist, financial analyst, environmental specialist, and social and gender development specialist.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Huda, Md. Nurul|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Md. Shahidul Hassan, Chief Engineer
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2001|
|Fact Finding||26 Apr 2001 to 03 May 2001|
|Approval||27 Jul 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||03 Nov 2005|
|Last PDS Update||04 Feb 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Jul 2001||13 Nov 2001||13 Nov 2001||30 Apr 2002||31 Jul 2003||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|350,000.00||0.00||96,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||446,000.00||27 Jul 2001||335,763.53|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2001|
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