Established in 1992 under the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) plays an important role in developing and maintaining infrastructure at the local level and creating employment opportunities. A significant part of ADP’s (Annual Development Programme) allocation for infrastructural development is spent through LGED. Despite laudable achievements, it suffers from irregularities, mismanagement and corruption, as have been depicted in different research and media reports. In the absence of comprehensive and systematic research on existing irregularities and corruption in LGED, TIB has taken the initiative of undertaking a research to identify challenges to good governance within LGED and suggest ways forward.
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