Incentivizing Change: How Governance Reforms Are Changing the Urban Landscape of Bangladesh
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Including beneficiaries' personal stories, this report shows how the Asian Development Bank has worked with the Government of Bangladesh to improve urban lives by creating healthier environments with better, more inclusive governance.
Since 2002, the Asian Development Bank has worked with the Government of Bangladesh on expanding the Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project (UGIIP), to revitalize 96 of the country’s 328 important secondary towns—pourashavas. Advancing Bangladesh's urban development through performance-based infrastructure financing for pourashavas improving their governance, UGIIP has transformed individual lives and whole communities—with livelihood training, inclusive organizations for better civic management, and new infrastructure creating healthier, sustainable environments for vulnerable residents.
- Why Invest in Pourashavas
- The UGIIP Strategy
- The Latest Results
- Successes, Challenges, Lessons
- Unfinished Business