Local Governance Programme
Using an integrated package of development assistance for local governance in rural areas of Myanmar with high poverty incidence and post conflict settings, UNDP and UNCDF provide assistance to strengthen and nurture institutional capacities of government, civil society and media to work in synergy to support human development and national integration.
Specifically, through this programme, the institutional capacity of local governments will be strengthened to deliver services efficiently that meet the needs of citizens. The capacity of civil society organizations to provide community services will also be strengthened. The project also works with local media, building their skills to support local development and assist in civic awareness. Sub national and local level government institutions will also be supported to help promote sustainable livelihoods.
The programme has four components:
- Support sub national governments and township administrations; regarding participatory, responsive budgeting and planning; enhancing local service delivery capacities and the establishment of baseline and information systems;
- Support interaction and engagement of civil society organizations and media in local development, through strengthening of engagement capacities for local development planning/monitoring, feedback; assessing information needs and enhancing access to information local dialogue on development ; capacity building for local media;
- Supporting access to finance as well as strengthening of local institutions supporting employment services, vocational training and rural entrepreneurship;
- Livelihood support to foster peace building and social cohesion
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What we hope to achieve
Through this project, it is anticipated that the capacities of local government institutions and the civil society are enhanced so that they can bring the services to the people efficiently; involving citizens more actively in the governance process. The project also aims to contribute to peace building and social cohesion through direct livelihood support in remote and high poverty areas, for communities emerging from conflict. Read in Myanmar