This report presents the activities and recommendations stemming from the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Regional Technical Assistance Project 6008: Gender and Governance Issues in Local Government in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan (hereinafter referred to as the project). The project is unique in its efforts to bring the three pillars of ADB's strategic approach to poverty reduction together and apply them at the grass roots level.
This report results from the implementation of ADB's governance policy in the Pacific region. It provides an overview of governance issues, strengths, and weaknesses in ADB's Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs); and it aims to improve the understanding of the governance environment, both in individual countries and the region as a whole, and as the basis for a more focused policy dialogue with PDMC governments on areas where development partners, and ADB in particular, can help make development assistance more effective.
This report evaluates the performance of the Secondary Towns Integrated Flood Protection Project designed to provide a relatively flood-free and secure living environment within the frameworks of integrated environmental management plans in Bangladesh.
Evaluates the performance of the Public Sector Reform Program aimed at reforming and reducing the size of the public sector and shifting the balance of economic activity away from public to private sector in Federated States of Micronesia.
This book synthesizes the discussions and findings of RETA 5948: Combating Trafficking of Women and Children in South Asia, based on three country reports and a supplementary report on legal framework. It contains the analysis of the nature and extent of trafficking, contributing factors, legal framework, key stakeholders and their programs, and recommendations.
This volume represents the experiences of several Asian municipal leaders and representatives of development agencies in improving governance and delivery of municipal services, particularly through partnerships with the private sector and nongovernment organizations.
It is also a summary of the proceedings of theAsian Mayors' Forumheld in Colombo in June 1999.
The 1990s has been a decade of major changes for ADB and its Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs). As ADB transforms itself from being primarily a project lender to being a broad-based development institution, a wave of economic, public sector, and governance reform has broken on most PDMC shores. ADB has assisted the reform process through provision of program loans and technical assistance.
This volume is a collection of papers presented at a workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which discussed issues relating to institutional arrangements, and financial and solid waste management in Dhaka.
It provides recommendations on organizational reforms to deal with these issues.
This volume is a collection of papers presented at a workshop in Lahore, Pakistan. It discusses municipal management issues in selected South Asian cities, with special emphasis on organizational problems in Lahore. It also provides a review of municipal reforms and urban governance issues in India and Sri Lanka.