information from all the municipalities of Bangladesh on the best practices
through online platforms:
To expand and scale up municipality citizen
services as well as best practices related to urban planning and governance MAB
will collect all the necessary information regarding existing and future
practices through online platforms. In order to do so, following sub-activities
will be carried out:
Develop an online system to collect information
form the municipalities on their best practices along with development of the
Provide orientation on the online system to the
municipalities and disseminate the online system to the municipalities so that
they can feed data into the system. The online system will be very simple, and
the guidelines will be prepared so that it can be self-explanatory. Where
necessary, orientation will be provided online via Skype, Microsoft team, zoom,
hangout or any other available platform that suits better for all parties.
Feed data by the municipality. In order to do so,
MAB will ask the Mayors to nominate one focal point from each of the
municipalities prior to proving orientation. A timeframe will be allowed for
data feeding by the concerned municipalities.
Analyze the collected data and generate report
highlighting the best practices, their impact and how it can be replicated in
an innovative way based on the experiences of the towns who have already
successfully done it.
The data feeding to this system will be opened
for all municipalities and when there are any best practices that the towns
identify and implements, they will report it to the online system. Therefore,
this system will be a continuous system and MAB will develop it further as and
· There would be an icon named Questionnaire
3.2 Identify the best
practices through organizing regional horizontal learning programs with
participation of the municipalities:
After collecting information regarding best
practices, MAB will form a team to analyze the information and develop criteria
for a champion practice. Later, it will be shared with the participants of
municipalities. In order to demonstrate and showcase the best practices, one
horizontal learning program will be organized where the selected municipalities
will be presenting their best practice with process and results so that other
municipalities can learn from them. In this regard, the sub-activities
associated with this line activity are as follows:
Process the sector wise information gathered
through online and prepare a model to present it to the mayor and other
personnel of municipalities
Invite the selected municipalities to the
regional horizontal learning program organize to participate and present their
Prepare necessary materials by the concerned
municipalities to present and showcase their best practices at the event. The
materials will be posters showing processes, and results, 3d models, PowerPoint
slides, etc. From MAB HQ side, they will also be advancing with necessary
preparations like developing guidelines for the horizontal learning program,
venue selection and all other logistics.
Conduct the planned horizontal learning program
with participation of all the selected municipalities. In this program,
municipalities can also bring any partner organization related to the best
practices they are presenting.
· Prepare a report with recommendation about the best practices that are suitable to replicate in other municipalities based on the outcome of the horizontal learning program and the online data collection.
3.3 Document the best
practices and achievements of the municipalities and publish it in MAB’s
newsletter and another communicable format regularly:
After identifying suitable models of best
practices, MAB will prepare documentation in a specific format and take
measures to publish it in newsletter, workshop, seminars and conference papers.
Following sub-activities will be undertaken in this regard:
Develop an appropriate format for subsequent
documentation, compilation of the identified practices, achievements, views of
some renowned urban experts, activists on those practices.
Organize publishing those in the subsequent
issues of MAB Newsletters and choose other suitable communicable form for wider
Through rapport development with other peer
organizations, efforts to get the matter included in their relevant
publications or documentary materials for usual circulation during various
workshop, seminars, conferences etc.
· The Newsletter will be quarterly basis. Therefore, 4 newsletters will be published by the MAB whereas in each version some of the best practices will be published. Apart from this, in the newsletter the positive changes in the governance of different municipalities will also be highlighted.
selected best practices in non-LIUPCP municipalities:
After documenting and publishing of the best
practices, MAB will replicate those practices related to poverty reductions in
non-LIUPCP municipalities. This activity will include the following
List the group of non-LIUPCP municipalities
considering suitability for replication of the identified best practices
related to poverty reductions. Pilot replication shall be in five
municipalities where Mayors are very keen and willing to replicate the best
practice in their respective municipalities. Due to limited budget availability
the best practices that are of low-cost will get the priority to replicate.
Develop necessary materials in both hard and
softcopy as the guidelines for distribution and communication to the target
municipal authorities for replication.
Monitor the progress of the activities and ensure
that the replication is going smoothly as per plan.
Organize suitable event for communication,
interaction with the group at convenience in the MAB regions. Ultimately this
will be expected to be an issue of development concerns for the respective MAB
regional committees towards achievement.
Share the findings / results at the municipality
level with wider municipal stakeholders.
Prepare a report on the replicated best practices
and submit to UNDP.