Policy Instruments for Air Quality Improvement in South Asian Cities, Dhaka, Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB RSC No. C40203-BAN] 2004
The scope of the study was cover: (i) an documentation of the level and major sources of urban air emissions in the three cities, (ii) an assessment of current economic incentives and MBIs (emission charges, fees, taxes, etc. for stationary and mobile source); (iii) a comparison of air pollution control policy tools, (iv) a discussion of potential costs of air pollution and benefits of clean air, (v) recommendations on potential economic incentives and MBIs; (vi) an assessment of long-term requirements particularly to encourage fuel switching to CNG; and (vii) dissemination activities. Dissemination activities focused on presenting a clear program for economic incentives and MBIs. The technical support and capacity building provided on this aspect was aimed at sensitizing concerned agencies on the urgency of implementing measures for air quality improvement. The primary output of the study provided a menu of policy options and a clear program for the implementation of air quality management in the selected cities. TCIL provided consultant expertise and total support services for the project.