Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP)
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
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, local governments had lost infrastructure, systems and in some cases, the lives of civil servants. Yet in the case of disasters like the earthquake, the local government is on the frontline to deliver aid and coordinate the relief and reconstruction efforts.
- Through the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP), funds were transferred immediately to the affected local governments; this was made possible by the project’s existing support to improve effective service delivery across Nepal.
- The quick release of funds enabled officers to undertake assessments, establish emergency systems and deliver financial aid to those who needed immediate relief. Also invaluable to the recovery phase are the Ward Citizens’ Forums established nationwide as part of UNDP’s work.
- In 2015, 41 percent of the Forum participants were women. Almost half of the Forum made development plans were approved by local government, which is in part due to UNDP’s advocacy for the engagement of marginalized voices to demand that development should best address their needs.
- The Ward Forums will be of particular use during the multi-year recovery of Nepal post-earthquake to ensure its equity, transparency and quality