Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) - Phase II

 Local Governance and Community Development Programme is a government's programme, supported jointly by six UN agencies to support decentralised, local governance and community development in Nepal.

Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) is a national programme with an over-arching goal to contribute towards poverty reduction through inclusive, responsive and accountable local governance and participatory community-led development. LGCDP is executed by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development with technical and financial assistance of development partners. This is a national programme framework for improvement in local governance system and community development. LGCDP aims to strengthen both the demand and supply side of local governance. The Programme envisages to empowering citizens to engage actively with local governments and increasing the capacity of local governments to manage resources and deliver basic services in an inclusive and equitable manner besides strengthening institutional framework for decentralization, devolution and community development...Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • 771,355 members of WCF (46% women) engaged in decision-making process of local bodies (LBs)
  • 294,811 members (87% women) of 10,976 CACs empowered and engaged in resolving social problems, advocacy and self-reliance
  • 8% LBs met the minimum provision of 35% targeted grants to women, children and DAGs resulting in inclusive access to resources
  • 54% WCFs involved in civic oversight strengthening downward accountability
  • 89% District Development Committees (DDCs) established grievance redressal mechanisms and 60% of the grievances were successfully redressed by the LBs. ... Read More

Latest Updates

Leading conflict resolution and accountability: Birbas Rural Municipality

A rural township in Gulmi is proving something of a role model in effectively implementing a mechanism to resolve locals’ grievances and disputes, and clearing a path for development more 

Reducing democratic deficit

Citizen Awareness Centres and Ward Citizen Forums were able to keep alive participatory planning even during the absence of elected representatives in local bodies across Nepalmore 

Transformation from the ground up

Citizen Awareness Centres are effective means of bringing women and marginalized families into the local development processmore 

Government, donors undertake field visit for joint programme

Government, donors undertake field visit for joint programme

The Government officials and development partners of Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCDP)comprising of representatives from ADB, DFID, CIDA, Danish embassy, UNDP/UN System and Norwegian embassymore