Local Governance Support Project - 3 (WB-P159683)

  • Bangladesh
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 31, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
People's Republic of Bangladesh
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 696.13 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 24, 2016

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Project Description
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The objectives of the Third Local Governance Support Project for Bangladesh are to institutionalize the Union Parishad (UP) fiscal transfer system, and introduce a fiscal transfer system for Pourashavas on a pilot basis. There are four components to the project, the first component being Institutionalization of UP fiscal transfers. This component will provide basic block grants and performance based grants to eligible UPs to carry out sub-projects and will support the institutionalization of the UP Fiscal Transfer. The second component is the audits and performance assessments, and management information systems. This component will support the institutionalization of UP audits and performance assessments (PAs), and operationalization of Management Information Systems (MIS), including through: strengthening the process of carrying out of UP’s annual financial audits and performance assessment systems, strengthening the readiness and preparation processes of annual financial statements, developing, reporting financial audits and appeal hearing guidelines, and enhancing the performance assessments conducted by auditors. The third component is the expanded block grants to pilot Pourashavas. Expanded block grants (EBG) will be provided to qualified Pourashavas to carry out sub-projects on a pilot basis. EBGs will be provided to 16 Pourashavas in eight divisions, with population less than 60,000, on a pilot basis. Finally, the fourth component is the capacity development and project implementation support. This component will support capacity building, project management and implementation support through: (i) capacity building activities for UP and Pourashava Officials, including Deputy Directors of Local Government (DDLGs) and District Facilitators (DFs); (ii) training on public financial management; and (iii) technical assistance to the Project Management Unit (PMU).
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx. CONTACTS World Bank Shenhua Wang Sr Urban Spec. Zahed H. Khan Sr Urban Spec. Borrower/Client/Recipient Government of Bangladesh Implementing Agencies Local Government Division (LGD), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (M Abdul Malek LGD Secretary yahya.bhuiyan@gmail.com

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