Duration: February, 2010-September, 2014 Governance improvement and capacity development (gicd) under adb, kfw & gtz assisted second urban governance and infrastructure improvement (sector) project (ugiip-ii)

Description:

The primary objectives of the project is to promote sustainable human development, economic growth and poverty reduction by improving urban governance, developing urban infrastructure and services, enhancing municipal management and strengthening capacity to deliver municipal services (especially to the poor) in 47 target secondary towns of Bangladesh. The achieve this objectives the project will assist the selected Pourashavas to:

 

 

The selected Pourashavas are listed in the following table:

Sl. No. Region Pourashava Class of Pourashava
           1. Dhaka Jamalpur A
           2. Mymensingh A
           3. Munshiganj A
           4. Faridpur A
           5. Ghorashal A
           6. Bhanga B
           7. Mirzapur C
           8. Sreepur B
           9. Dhanbari B
         10. Madaripur A
         11. Gopalganj A
Sl. No. Region Pourashava Class of Pourashava
         12. Chittagong Chandpur A
         13. Cox’s Bazar A
         14. Brahmanbaria A
         15. Chowmuhani A
         16. Noakhali A
         17. Parshuram C
         18. Haziganj A
         19. Bashurhat B
         20. Bhandarban A
         21. Khagrachari A
         22. Khulna Narail A
         23. Jhenaidhah A
         24. Satkhira A
         25. Benapole C
         26. Kushria C
         27. Chuadanga A
         28. Rajshahi Natore A
         29. Sirajganj A
         30. Nachole A
         31. Pabna A
         32. Kankonhat B
         33. Barisal Jhalakhati A
         34. Bhola A
         35. Barguna A
         36. Kalapara A
         37. Lalmohan B
         38. Patuakhali A
         39. Sylhet Sreemongal A
         40. Sunamganj A
         41. Golapganj C
         42. Rangpur Madhabpur B
         43. Thakurgaon A
         44. Gaibandha A
         45. Kurigram A
         46. Nilphamari A
         47. Patgram B

 

 

Services:

 

The scope of work is to provide governance improvement, capacity development and other supports to the PIUs in implementing UGIAP. GICD consultants’ supports will include:

 

–   Preparing the PDP, including land use plan, PRAP and GAP;

–   Preparing CBO operational guidelines and UGIAP implementation methodology including preparation of operational guidelines for TLCC and WLCC;

–   Training of Pourashava under planner and other concerned staff on urban planning;

–   Introducing computerized modern accounting system;

–   Introducing computerized tax record system;

–   Improving holding tax assessment and collection;

–   Training on financial management;

–   Rationalizing user charge and tariff setting;

–   Formulating of TLCC, WLCC, CBOs and SIC;

–   Introducing and implementing citizen report card;

–   Implementing communication campaign; and

–   Introducing e-governance, such as web-based information management and disclosure.

 

Funding agency: Asian Development Bank, KFW and GTZ