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Article: Metropolitan Government and Improved Urban Basic Services Governance: An Oratory for Dhaka City

TitleMetropolitan Government and Improved Urban Basic Services Governance: An Oratory for Dhaka City
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherJahangirnagar University, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning.
Citation
Jahangirnagar Planning Review, 2009, v. 7, p. 4-16 How to Cite?
AbstractUrban basic services, namely water supply and sewerage, power supply, telecommunication, road network etc. are the prime requisites for city living. Efficiency in managing and maintaining these ultimately dictates the quality of an urban government. In the last three decades, Dhaka's urban basic services governance has been tumbling behind the required standard. In the last several years, the situation has reached to an alarming state— resulting to a 'topsy-turvy' urban living and loss of potentials in city economy. Frequent malfunctioning, limited capacity to expand, bureaucratic complexity in availing services, lack of public accountability etc. are some of the common characteristics of urban basic services in Dhaka. There is a general understanding in the concerned sphere that fragmented mode of governing these has attributed the service environment with a complex texture. In fact, fragmentation contributed with multiparty involvement, overlapping of responsibility, obsolete organizational planning culture, monopoly management etc. As a potential remedy, adoption of a general purpose 'metropolitan government' mechanism with prerogatives to plan, develop, maintain service provisions; adequately command the service providers: govern development initiatives; realize taxes and revenues have been in discussion for quite a period within the concerned political and administrative domain. This article discusses the rationale and potentials of a general purpose 'metropolitan government' mechanism to improve Dhaka's present state of urban basic services.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197398
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dc.contributor.authorMoinuddin, Gen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T02:50:07Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-23T02:50:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationJahangirnagar Planning Review, 2009, v. 7, p. 4-16en_US
dc.identifier.issn1728-4198en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197398-
dc.description.abstractUrban basic services, namely water supply and sewerage, power supply, telecommunication, road network etc. are the prime requisites for city living. Efficiency in managing and maintaining these ultimately dictates the quality of an urban government. In the last three decades, Dhaka's urban basic services governance has been tumbling behind the required standard. In the last several years, the situation has reached to an alarming state— resulting to a 'topsy-turvy' urban living and loss of potentials in city economy. Frequent malfunctioning, limited capacity to expand, bureaucratic complexity in availing services, lack of public accountability etc. are some of the common characteristics of urban basic services in Dhaka. There is a general understanding in the concerned sphere that fragmented mode of governing these has attributed the service environment with a complex texture. In fact, fragmentation contributed with multiparty involvement, overlapping of responsibility, obsolete organizational planning culture, monopoly management etc. As a potential remedy, adoption of a general purpose 'metropolitan government' mechanism with prerogatives to plan, develop, maintain service provisions; adequately command the service providers: govern development initiatives; realize taxes and revenues have been in discussion for quite a period within the concerned political and administrative domain. This article discusses the rationale and potentials of a general purpose 'metropolitan government' mechanism to improve Dhaka's present state of urban basic services.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJahangirnagar University, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJahangirnagar Planning Reviewen_US
dc.titleMetropolitan Government and Improved Urban Basic Services Governance: An Oratory for Dhaka Cityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.hkuros165490en_US
dc.identifier.volume7en_US
dc.identifier.spage4en_US
dc.identifier.epage16en_US
dc.publisher.placeDhaka, Bangladeshen_US

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