Changing public investment approval process in Bangladesh
Climate and Disaster Smart Public Investment Approval Process in Bangladesh CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION:POVERTY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE MAINSTREAMING (PECM) PROJECT General Economics Division Planning Commission Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Outline of the PresentationThe public investment approval process of BangladeshRole of PECM ProjectActivities undertaken to influence/change the approval process Case Studies Revision of the project proformas Guideline for the Annual Development Programme Formulation of an Indicator Framework
The Approval Process• The line Agencies/Departments of the Ministries formulates the projects, based on sectoral plans, national plans, Ministry’s directives and the ADP guidelines issued by Planning Commission.• Ministry’s scrutinizes the project proposals at the DPEC (Departmental Project evaluation Committee)• Planning Commission receives the proposals and reviews them at PEC (Project Evaluation Committee).• PEC recommends projects for approval either to Minister of Planning or ECNEC (Executive Council of National Economic Council).• Final approval of the project by Planning Minister/ECNEC
Role of PECM PROJECT• MainstreamingPoverty-Environment-Climate-Disasternexus into national level planning andbudgeting processes.
PECM’s Entry PointCase Project AnalysisObjective: To find out the scope of PEC mainstreaming in ongoing and new projects.• 4 Case Study Teams (multi-agency) for four sectors: Agriculture Rural Development and Rural Institutions Water Transport• Sixteen (17) case projects have been analyzed• Feedback given to the implementing agencies
PECD Smart DPP/TPP GuidelineRevision of DPP/TPPObjective: To revise Development Project Proforma (DPP) integrating disaster and climate change risks in feasibility and design stages. Revised DPP/TPP (Draft) prepared in 2011 to incorporate PEC issues. The newly revised DPP/TPP includes poverty analysis, environmental impact analysis, and risk analysis 4 separate consultative workshops organized with stakeholders in the 4 Sector Division of Planning Commission in Feb-March 2012 and feedback from workshops incorporated in the revision The Final Revision of DPP/TPP (including the Guideline, May 2008) is ready for validation through a high level consultation
Key Changes:• In clause 23, we have emphasized on environmental management, bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management, and gender and diversity issues• In clause 28, we have included disaster risk reduction and climate risk management under “risk management”.• In feasibility and pre-appraisal stages, we have emphasized on poverty-environment-climate- disaster interrelationship analysis as a priority.
Deepening PECD Nexus Into Development CultureIndicator FrameworkObjective: To provide a framework of Indicators to be used in development project design, approval, implementation, monitoring and evaluation process• A draft concept paper on “”Proposal for a Framework of Pro-poor, environment friendly, low emission, climate resilient development• The draft IF sent to Solution Exchange for gathering comments• The approved IF will be tagged to the DPP/TPP• A manual will be prepared to support Planning Professionals in formulating PEC sensitive projects according to revised DPP/TPP and the IF