Government of Nepal
Ministry of Finance
AID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR NEPAL
3.3.1 Component 1: Capacity Building The main aim of this component is to support DDCs to enhance the institutional and human resource capacity to deliver the basic services to people. Capacity building initiatives in this project are focused at DDC level and the main areas of capacity building may include but not be limited to: a) Strengthening financial management of DDCs b) Strengthening planning and monitoring capacity of DDC c) Strengthening capacities of DDCs on Information, reporting and documentations. This component is based on the demand of the DDCs and will be implemented in close collaboration with LGCDP.
3.3.2 Component 2: Social Mobilization and Empowerment
Social mobilization process aims to enable communities to engage in the local level bottom up planning process in order to ensure that they access public resources. This is also a process by which the state can proactively reach to the people. This project will support the districts to institutionalize the social mobilization process in the planning and to enhance the capacity of the social mobilisers.
3.3.3 Component 3: Financial Grant to DDCs
The financial grant from SDC to DDCs will help to deliver services to the citizens, which have generally been too small to bring the long awaited peace dividend to the people. Revenue at the district level (taxes, fee and other service charges) is very little and hence the major source of revenue for more than 80% of the DDCs has been the grants from the central government. The proposed financial support is expected to help DDCs to ease this situation. Any support however, will be linked to improved performance and capacity building of the DDC. The increase in the district budget due to the financial grant is expected to be sustained on the long run because: i) the project will help to double their internal resource (taxes) within five years; ii) the project will help improve their performance and get a better ranking thereby qualify for extra budget from the centre; and iii) the natural increment of the grants allocated by the central government is expected to continue in the near future. These increased resources coupled with the capacity building will ensure the sustainability of the project undertakings once SDC’s support withdraws.
DDC has strengthened its capacities in planning,implementing and monitoring, administrative and financial management; as well as human resource, organizational development and knowledge management
DDC/VDCs have identified DAGs Households and poverty clusters;DAGs capacity to represent and participate in DDC/VDC planning process have increased;People, especially DAGs have increased their capacity to demand for improved services from the devolved sectors.
a) DDCs manage resources to deliver public goods and services in an inclusive and equitable manner.
b) People, especially the DAGs have better access to administrative services and seek development services
Citizens of Khotang and Okhaldhunga get the required support and services from their local bodies during Nepal’s political transition, especially during transition to a federal state.
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