Economic Relations Division Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
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ERD Hand Book

Table of Content

Chapter-I: Functions (Page 1-20)
1.  The Name and Functions of Economic Relations Division(7-9)
2.  The Functions of Different Wings of ERD (10-20)

Chapter-II: Aid Mobilization (Page 21-129)  
3.  Foreign Aid (23-42)
4.  Wing wise Resource Mobilization Process  (43-83)
5.  Generalized Flow Chart of Foreign Aid Mobilization  (84)
6.  The Evolving and Effectiveness Agenda and Bangladesh: An Overview (85-90)
7.     7.1 Utilization of Foreign Aid  (91-94)
        7.2 Utilization of Commodity Aid (95-97)
        7.3 Review of Aid Utilization  (98-99)
8.  Coordination of Aid Mobilization and Negotiations (100-102)
9.  Work Relating to Joint Economic Commissions/ Joint Commissions (103-108)
10. Work Relating to External Economic Policy: Organization of Work in the EEP Branch (109-112)
11. Work Relating to Non-Concessional Loan Committee (113-116)
12. Guidelines for Suppliers Credit / Buyers Credit (117-121)
13. Foreign Aid Budget and Accounts: Business Process (122-126)
14.The Role of Bangladesh Missions Abroad in Mobilization of External Resources  (127-129)

Chapter-III: Allied Matters (Page 131-169)
15. Lending and Relending Terms of Local Currency/Foreign Loans  (133-143)
16. Local Currency Financing of Projects Assisted by External Resources (144-145)
17. Disbursement of Project Aid (146-148)
18. Procedure for utilization/release of Re-imbursible Project Aid (RPA) (149-151)
19. Procedure for Operation of Dollar Special Account - DOSA (152-153)
20. Procedure for Operation of SAFE Account for Projects which have RPA (154-155)
21. Procedure for Operation of Convertible Taka Special Account (CONTASA) (156-158)
22. Bridge Financing for Aided Projects  (159-160)
23. Matters Related to Visa for Foreign Nationals and Consultants (161-163)
24. Channels of Communication with Foreign Governments/ Organizations (164-167)
25. Brief on Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company-IIFC (168)
26. Brief on Infrastructure Development Company Limited -IDCOL (169)

Chapter-IV: In House Instructions(Page 171-213)
27. Some Instructions on Transaction of Business in ERD (173)
28. Cases for Submission to Secretary (174-175)
29. Notebook of Important Information (175)
30. Staff Development, Staff Training and Staff Meeting (176)
31. Inter-ministerial Meeting (177)
32. Preparation of Briefs for High Level Visits (178)
33. Conduct of Visits by Foreign Delegations (178-184)
34. Preparation of Annual Report (185-189)
35.  (a) Processing of Agreements/MOU with Development Partners (190-191)
       (b) Delegation of Financial Power in Respect of Agreement Signing with Development Partners (192)

36. Development Project Proposal and Attendance in ECNEC Meetings (193)
37. Budgeting and Budget Control (194-196)
38. Allocation of Aid for Private Investment (197-199)
39. Departmental Committees (200)
40. Submission of Reports after Official Trips/Tours Abroad  (201)
41. Endorsement of correspondence made with Development Partners to concerned Bangladesh Embassy/Mission abroad. (202)
42. Some Instructions on procedure of written communication (203-205)
43. Instruction on Office Security and Electricity Saving  (206-207)
44. Office Order for Representing ERD in ADP Review Meeting of Different Ministries/Division/Planning Commission  (208-210)
45. Introduction of Digital Filing System  (211-212)
46. Entertainment Foreign Guests by ERD (213)

Chapter-V: Annexes(Page 215-242)
46. Annex-A: Commonly Used Terms in International Development Cooperation (217-223)
48. Annex B: Some Important Web Links  (224)
49. Annex-C: List of ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS (224-228)
50. ANNEX-D: CONTACT ADDRESSES OF DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS (228-236)
51. Annex-E: Email Address of ERD Offficers  (237-242)

 


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