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Local Governance & Service Delivery (LGSD)

Enhancement of Local Governance Service Delivery & Economic Governance (EnLoG-SDEG)


Phase I

Funded By: The Asia Foundation & COMMITTED U.S

Duration: July 2017- January 2019

Project Background: EnLoG-SDEG aims to aid chosen municipalities in addressing service delivery and economic development within their local jurisdiction through tested planning, development process and resource generation methods. It helps in the development of municipality specific comprehensive base maps of all services in the form of a municipal profile which helps in identifying gaps, prioritize service delivery according to need, allocate funds in weakest but the important sectors, meet public demand and needs and plan future projects and budget estimates.

Activities:

  • Following a complex point based matrix 22 municipalities were visited and with intense interaction and data collection, 11 municipalities were shortlisted that COMMITTED will closely work with.
  • With the help of Geographic Information System (GIS) data, maps for all 22 municipalities were produced which includes their land use and road types.
  • COMMITTED produced the map of Nepal showcasing its local governments after the country was restructured with the establishment of federal states.
  • A round table discussion was conducted on identifying current urban governance issues with the elected municipal bureaucrats from selected 11 municipalities.
  • Supported Public Finance Management workshop on developing revenue improvement plans at five municipalities namely Amargadhi, Belbari, Bhimeshwor, Birendranagar and Ghorahi.
  • Printed Municipality Revenue Improvement Plans of the aforesaid five municipalities.
  • Collected household and institutional data of entire eleven municipalities and published their municipal profiles.

Beneficiaries: Municipalities, its line agencies, locals and relevant stakeholders.

Phase II

Funded By: The Asia Foundation

Duration: February 2019- February 2020

Project Background:  The second phase of EnLoG-SDEG will put into execution citizen centric approaches in preparing comprehensive municipal plans. The plan will assist municipalities to establish the vision, recognize their needs and identify resources to pave the path towards addressing those needs. In addition, support will be provided to municipalities in their data management, development of revenue improvement plans and municipal service indicators.

 Activities:

  • COMMITTED organized an orientation program, on February 12-2019 to present and discuss about the second phase activities with municipalities.
  • Conducted Focus Group Discussions (FGD) in selected five municipalities (Damak, Bhimehwor, Tansen, Waling and Tikapur).
  • Conducted workshops on Revenue Improvement Plans of Damak, Dhankuta and Tansen municipalities.

 

Beneficiaries: Municipalities, its line agencies, locals and relevant stakeholders.