Municipal managers in developing Asia are faced with the formidable challenge of finding ways of dealing with rapid urbanization, growing demand for better public services, and declining financial support from central governments.
|Title||Asian cities in the 21st century : contemporary approaches to municipal management. Volume II. Municipal management issues in South Asia : proceedings of a seminar in Lahore, Pakistan, 16-18 October 1997|
|Publication Type||Conference Report|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Hamid, N, Villareal, MR|
|Pagination||vii, 183 p. : fig., tab.|
|Publisher||Asian Development Bank|
|Place Published||Manila, Philippines|
|Keywords||administration, bangladesh dhaka, case studies, decentralization, financial management, india gujarat ahmedabad, india west bengal calcutta, institutional framework, pakistan lahore, policies, private sector, sdiurb, solid wastes, sri lanka colombo, urban areas|
Municipal managers in developing Asia are faced with the formidable challenge of finding ways of dealing with rapid urbanization, growing demand for better public services, and declining financial support from central governments. Since economic activity and wealth are largely generated in the cities, the resources needed for meeting these challenges are available, but tapping the resources requires a significant improvement in the management of the cities. Some Asian cities are successfully meeting these challenges, and local leaders learn best from each other. Therefore, the Asian Development Bank organized a number of workshops for local government officials to share their experiences and learn from the success stories. This volume consists of a collection of papers presented at a workshop in Lahore, which brought together the rich and diverse experiences of municipal officials and experts from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka.
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