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LGCDP - Progress, Opportunities & Challenges. Som Lal Subedi National Programme Director. Why LGCDP. Poverty reduction through improved services Strengthening both supply & demand sides of local governance Aid effectiveness & harmonization through Decentralization & SWAp - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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    LGCDP - Progress, Opportunities & Challenges

    Som Lal SubediNational Programme Director

  • *Why LGCDPPoverty reduction through improved servicesStrengthening both supply & demand sides of local governance Aid effectiveness & harmonization through Decentralization & SWApStructural reform in grant system Capacity building

  • *Underlying Principles of LGCDPSocial inclusion & gender equityDownward accountabilityPerformance & equity-based fundingRights-based community-led developmentBalancing the demand & supply sides of developmentHarmonized & process driven approach (aligned with Paris Declaration)

  • *Major Instruments of LGCDPMCPM Information, education & communicationSocial mobilization LGAFCapacity grants & capacity developmentTopping up grantsBlending government & TA inputs

  • *Programme Opportunities National coverage of 75 DDCs, 58 Municipalities & 3915 VDCsServing all people in all corners but targeted at those most in needWorking with all spheres of governance - public sector, private sector & civil society Supported by a unified approach from government & DPs

  • **AchievementsOutput One - Communities & Community Organisations Participate in the LG Process Social Mobilization guidelines approved District Social Mobilization Committee formed in 8 DistrictsSM monitoring underway

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  • **Achievements - Output 2 Increased capacity of citizens, communities & marginalised groups to assert their rights & hold LBs accountableIEC guidelines developed & approved LGAF NC formed & active Civil Society Representatives selectedDAG training guidelines approved - Rs 1 lakh grant provided to all 75 DDCs CD of district Dalit & Janjati coordination committee guidelines approved - Rs 1 lakh grant provided to all 75 DDCs

  • **Achievements - Output 3 LBs gain access to greater fiscal resources in equitable & appropriate ways

    Topping-up grant guidelines for DDC, VDC & Municipality approved Around Rs 2.5 billion provided to 67 DDCs, 56 Municipalities & 2,749 VDCs All 58 Municipalities assessed for MCPMs Overview of finance system - MCPMs, block grant guidelines, allocation completedQA manual for MCPM prepared & piloted in 5 DDCs & 4 Municipalities.

  • **Achievements - Output 4Appropriate CD services passed at all levels of LG service delivery Capacity Development manuals for all LBs designed & approved CD plan preparation service providers in all DDCs & Municipalities selected CD grant provided to all DDCs & Municipalities Over 3,000 LB staff, service providers & politicians oriented on LGCDP; CD plan; social mobilization; GESI; MCPM; environmental & social safeguards & M&E

  • **Achievements - Output 5LBs service delivery mechanisms & processes fine-tunedSector conditional grant manual developed & approved Grant provided to 5 DDCs to implement sector conditional grant system EoIs for 28 activities assessed & RfPs for 9 issued SWAp background prepared

  • **Achievements - Output 6 Decentralisation policy enables more effective, transparent & accountable LBs

    Operation manual on implementation of social & environment safeguard measures approved Environment focal desk established in 75 DDCs & grants providedGuide for Environment Management Plan for infrastructure projects prepared DIMC meeting organized

  • **Achievements - Output 7Enhanced capacity of national government & institutions to support LBs MLDs CD action plan developed & approved MLDs HR section upgraded with IT support MLDs GESI section established Exposure visits for MLD & LBFC staff Baseline survey of 60 districts completedWorkshop on future structure & role of LBs in federal structure organized for legislature Policy paper on LBs role in federal system prepared

  • **Achievements - Output 8 Programme implementation supportPCU fully operational11 National specialists appointed Cluster Units established in 5 regions & 5 Cluster Coordinators recruited District Facilitators recruited in 61 DDCsNDVS selected (100 volunteers) LGCDP Operations Manual drafted

  • *Achievements - Institutional mechanismsOversight Arrangements operational NAC, NACSC, JFA, UNJPSC meetings heldCoordination arrangements operationalThematic Groups functioningProcurement evaluation teams establishedPeriodic review workshops underwayQAM & Annual Technical Review underwayWorkplans & budgets prepared & updated

  • *LGCDP Continues to ExpandJFA has two more signatories & preparation for 2 more completedUNIFEM is a new partnerUNDPs Poverty & Environment Initiative linked into LGCDP PASRA to be aligned with Social MobilizationInnovative Social Protection programme about to commence

  • *To SummariseLGCDPs structure all in placeSystems developed management, funds flow, reporting, coordinationOrientation well underwayGuidelines developed, approved & disseminatedEnabling environment created thus LGCDP now poised to start achieving its intended results

  • **Planned Achievements by end FY 09/10 Output 1:Capacity building of around 400 local service providers & DDC staff on social mobilization underwaySocial mobilization implementation in 1,600 VDCs 300 district Social mobilization committee members orientated Operation manual for GESI mainstreaming Output 2: IEC core message plannedOperationalize LGAF

  • **Planned Achievements by end FY 09/10Output 3: Blended block grant guidelines drafted MCPM assessments of DDCs completed MC assessments of VDCs underwayQuality assurance assessment of MCPMOrientation on MCPMs well underway Revenue mobilization training for LBs staff

  • **Planned Achievements by end FY 09/10Output 4: CD plan for 75 DDCs & 58 Municipalities being developedContinuation of core & standard training to LB staff, political party, civil society, & users group estimated 3,000 recipients Output 5: LBs audit guidelines drafted Update & refine M&E indicators

  • **Planned Achievements by end FY 09/10Output 6:LBs staffing policy review underwayLocal environment policy proposals underwayLocal environment policy guidelines Train environment officers of LBs Output 7Existing LB M&E system reviewedBaseline survey of local bodiesOperational manual of GESI strategy draftedCapacity development plan of MLD drafted

  • **Activities deferred to next FY Output 3Preparation of LBs revenue operation manualIntroduce land tax in municipalitiesDesign revenue / expenditure computer software packageOutput 4Develop international standard PFM system and training package Output 5Pilot safety net & social assistance program

  • **Activities deferred to next FYOutput 6Review decentralization & sector devolution policy Formulate investment plan for grant expenses in the devolved sectorPreparation of action plan on sector devolution implementation Output 7Defining the role & functions of Fiscal Commission in the context of federalism

  • **Financial status JFATotal budget of LGCDP for the FY 2009/10 US$ 43.70 millionTotal budget delivered as of 15 Nov 2009 US$ 38.89 million UNDPUS$ 255,000 budget - US$ 210,000 expenditureUNCDFUS$ 292,000 budget - US$ 115,000 expenditure

  • *Challenges Monitoring & Evaluation of all VDCsTransforming LGCDP into SWApContinuation & sustaining SMEmpowering the local political mechanismWorking with two fiscal year planningLB staff resources & time to absorb LGCDP Generalization vs LGCDP & LBs limitationsMobilizing the LGCDP for LB restructuring

  • *LGCDPs ExpectationsCreating more conducive & supportive environment by all stakeholdersSupport & suggestions / feedback