The TA will prepare a project which will assist selected 25-35 municipalities or pourashavas to (i) enhance accountability in municipal services; and (ii) develop and expand physical infrastructure and urban services to increase economic opportunities and to reduce vulnerability to environmental degradation, poverty and natural hazards. The TA will also develop effective measures to improve women's participation in municipal management and services as well as upgrade the conditions of the poorest and most needy groups in slum areas.
|Project Name||Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) II|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The TA will prepare a project which will assist selected 25-35 municipalities or pourashavas to (i) enhance accountability in municipal services; and (ii) develop and expand physical infrastructure and urban services to increase economic opportunities and to reduce vulnerability to environmental degradation, poverty and natural hazards. The TA will also develop effective measures to improve women's participation in municipal management and services as well as upgrade the conditions of the poorest and most needy groups in slum areas.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is linked to ADB's Country Strategy and Program (2006-2010) for Bangladesh with its focus on good governance. It includes support to improved local governance by strengthening local government, improving local resource mobilization, planning and management capacity, and supporting the involvement of communities in planning and delivering local services.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Approximately 45 municipalities will be covered under the ensuing project. Three municipalities were studied in detail under the TA as sample.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A firm or consulting firms will be engaged to implement the TA. International consultants with expertise in local government management, municipal finance, and economic and financial analysis will be required, while national consultants with experience in local government administration, institutional development, municipal finance, municipal engineering, environmental science, social and poverty analysis, participatory planning and gender issues will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tachiiri, Masayuki|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Local Government Engineering Department
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
|Concept Clearance||10 Oct 2005|
|Fact Finding||24 Jul 2006 to 03 Aug 2006|
|Approval||07 Nov 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Oct 2006|
|Last PDS Update||14 Apr 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Nov 2006||09 May 2007||09 May 2007||31 Dec 2007||31 Oct 2008||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||180,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||780,000.00||07 Nov 2006||507,917.83|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2006|
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