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The urban governance and infrastructure improvement project in Bangladesh

01/08/2012 | Asian Development Bank

The Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh responds to the growing need for infrastructure and service delivery for the rapidly increasing urban population in Bangladesh by building the capacity of resource constrained pourashavas (municipalities) to deliver services, and by increasing community participation in decision making and subproject implementation, a common element of the community-driven development approach. This booklet presents the project’s key features and its impact on pourashavas and the lives of ordinary people. It discusses how the performance-based fund allocation strategy has proven to be effective in improving the pourashavas’ capacity for service delivery, increasing citizen participation, and inspiring the Bangladesh government and other development partners to join ADB in replicating the approach.

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