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Bangladesh: Development of transport corridors for trade facilitation (2010)


Project Overview

Country: Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Service: Financial performance improvement

Assessment of the financial governance and management of Bangladesh Road and Highways Department and recommendation of performance improvements and risk management steps. TMP’s study and recommendations were accepted by the client and measures were taken to improve the financial management of RHD.

Services provided by TMP

  • Undertook financial management assessment of the project executing agency (EA), the Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department (RHD), to determine if they have sufficient financial management capacity and skills to undertake the major project to be funded by the Bank.
  • Ran focus group discussions with senior management staff of the RHD and government officials to brainstorm ideas on how to improve financial governance.
  • Conducted a training workshop on Financial Management and Good Governance, and developed a financial due diligence methodology for senior staff of the EA and Ministry of Communications.
  • Submitted the RHD Governance Assessment Report and drafted a good governance framework for implementation in the RHD.
  • Submitted a risk assessment of the RHD and an associated risk management plan. Recommended steps for the financial management improvement of RHD.

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