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Bridge Funding for UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery
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The aim of the programme is that local governance contributes to peace and equitable priority service delivery in selected locations. The specific objectives are that: · Communities have access to basic services through local government, · Local governments are accountable and transparent.
Location:
Branch:
- Regional Office for Arab States
Partner: Local and international NGOs
Donor: UNDP, UN agencies
Theme:
- Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
- Post conflict assessment and reconstruction
Cost: USD 574,651

Background and objectives:

The programme was designed to contribute towards:

  • The Somali Reconstruction and Development Programme 2008-12 target outcome of Decentralised Service Delivery achieved in all of South-Central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland.
  • Outcome 2 of the United Nations Transition Plan 2008-9: ‘Local governance contributes to peace and equitable priority service delivery in selected locations’
  • Millennium Development Goals.

The aim of the programme is that local governance contributes to peace and equitable priority service delivery in selected locations. The specific objectives are that:  

  • Communities have access to basic services through local government,
  • Local governments are accountable and transparent.

Activities:
The main activities included:

  • Review and facilitate local governance policy formulation and law harmonisation.
  • Facilitation of community consultations, reconciliation and election of councils.
  • Capacity assessment of local government, and development and implementation of a district capacity-building package.
  • Assessment of revenue generation capacity and opportunities, and develop awareness on revenue collection
  • Allocation of funds for eligible community and district priority projects.
  • Design and implementation of capacity development package for community and private sector enterprise
  • Review, development and implementation of civic education programme.
  • Review and introduction of participatory development planning and budgeting mechanisms.
  • Development of participatory community monitoring tools and assistance in the implementation of these tools.

Results:
The results achieved were:

  • The UN-HABITAT Somalia Programme was capacitated to maintain its operations and core staff during the transition from the SUDP to the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery.
  • The programme provided inter-agency leadership towards the finalization of the UNTP Outcome 2 work plans.
  • The programme provided headquarters and field-level coordination concerning the integration of ongoing projects.
 
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