About the Project
The project is actively supporting democratic local governance by giving local people a voice to influence annual township planning and budgeting through elected representatives, being Hluttaw members, ward and village tract administrators and representatives from civil society organizations. The project contributes to the development of a democratic local governance policy framework for the Government of Myanmar to advance its decentralization agenda.
The overall objective of providing discretionary grants to townships is to assist putting in place a responsive township administration that effectively and efficiently provides basic services to its people in an inclusive, accountable and transparent manner. The cross sectoral, discretionary grant serves as an incentive to test fiscal decentralization at the township level, to strengthen accountable and transparent public financial management systems and to promote participatory and responsive annual development planning.
Enhancing inclusive local governance and decentralization at the township level.