Support to the Privatisation Board

Region: South Asia
Country: Bangladesh

The objectives of this project centred on accelerating Bangladesh's stagnant privatisation programme by strengthening the legislative and institutional frameworks for privatisation.  The initial focus centred on building consensus in the new Government on the objectives of, and policy for, privatisation. 
A privatisation law was drafted in support of the policy and accepted early on in the project.  A series of cabinet papers underpinned this work.  The latter half of the project focused on building the institutional capacity of the Privatisation Board to implement this policy through the preparation of a manual, training, and a study tour.  In parallel, a public information campaign was designed and implemented to build public support for privatisation.