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Institutional Capacity Building Programs for BOI and BEPZA

Objectives:

MSL assisted Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) in streamlining BEPZA’s administrative process for investment promotion. It also supported BEPZA for IT management for the improvement of the process. MSL assessed the role of information technology and automation for accomplishing the streamlining, including company applications for EPZ status (e.g., on-line application, on-line investor tracking of approval status, and issuance of electronic approvals), company registering, licensing and obtaining permits and resident visas, approval of construction plans, creating a one-stop window for all activities, investor after-care, and automated investor requests of all kinds. A report was submitted for the implementation.

Services:

Maxwell Stamp provided assistance to the IFC-managed Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF) in drafting rules and regulations for the Economic Zones Ordinance and reviewed relevant regulations. Specifically, this included:

  • A comprehensive mapping of the regulatory and administrative functions and procedures;
  • A comprehensive mapping of any and all functions that have automated components;
  • A list of functions that constitute good candidates for automation, along with details of the automated system or procedures recommended and (a) the potential savings in staff time/cost of automating;
  • Explanation of the recommended course of action;
  • The capital cost of implementing such automation and the subsequent costs of operation;
  • A prioritized shortlist of possible areas for substantial quick wins through streamlining and/or automation, along with a justification of the tasks selected;
  • Background documentation on the tasks selected;
  • An action plan with prioritized steps for adopting the recommended course of action;
  • Analysis of possible areas of opposition to regulatory simplification and the sources of this opposition within and external to the BOI;
  • Recommendations for Online Registration and E–Processing;
  • Sector Profiles;
  • Development of Investment Promotion Materials;
  • Website Review and Recommendations for Upgrade;
  • Promotional Campaign for “Underperforming” EPZs;
  • Training Program Development;
  • Administrative Streamlining and IT Management;
  • Organization of Study Tours.

Timeframe: February, 2008 - February, 2011

Realated Countries: Bangladesh

Client(s): IFC Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF)

Categories: Public Administration and Governance, Capacity Building and Management Reform and Human Resources Management, Public Administration and Governance

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