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Urban Development through Local Efforts (GTZ/UDLE)
Name of the Programme:Urban Development through Local Efforts (UDLE)
New Baneswar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4780 378
Fax: +977-1-4782 800
Ministry of Local Development
Municipalities, MuAN and the Town Development Fund
Kathmandu, mobile support teams visiting the cooperating municipalities
2 international long term experts 14 Nepalese long term experts International and Nepalese short-term experts
July 2001 to June 2005 (Running Phase)
Dr. Ingrid Schwoerer
Within the priority area " Civil society and Local governance" of bilateral cooperation between Nepal and Germany udle supports the decentralized urban/municipal management and development system and its main actors (municipalities, MLD, MuAN and TDF ) It encourage the municipal administration and the government agencies responsible for urban development to make greater use of the services of established private, municipal or central advisory agencies.
Major Areas of Support
Organisation development and human resource development, resource mobilization and financial management, urban and periodic/physical planning, urban hygiene and environment education/waste reduction, conservation and development and the financial and technical assistance to municipalities for implementing grant and loan projects via TDF.
Kind of Support
Technical/Advisory services, training and local subsidies
Intensive support to 5 focus municipalities (Dharan, Hetauda, Butwal, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi), support to other municipalities, through the focus focus municipalities, Regional learning centres and the Town Development Fund. Conservation and development support in historic cities of the valley. Support to all municipalities through HMG/MLD on strengthening decentralization frame work municipal/urban governance.
Process of Programme Implementation
Providing mainly advisory support services through its mobile task forces comprising different disciplines such as, organisation development, financial management, urban planning and urban hygiene and environment education.
Process to Receive Support
Selection Criteria for Working Area:
GTZ sector guideline for urban development
Process to Receive Support:
Process to receive support for other than 5 focus Municipalities is to request one of the related regional learning centre out of 5 regional learning centres formed in 5 focus municipalities.
Area of Support and Achievement in the Past: (as of December 31, 2004)
Investment in Rs.'000
Long term training
21 municipal staff trained in financial management, 19 in organisation development and 15 in project planning
Conservation and development
hities and pokharies (7),schools and public buildings, (6) private toilets (652), paties and dabalies (25), temples and bihars (23) and brick/stone pavements (33)and drains (3) in Madhyapur-Thimi, Lalitpur and Tansen municipalities.
Peace building through conflict transformation
Cease fire action plan
drains and canals (5), roads and culverts (8), public and private toilets (19), school and public buildings (9), water supply systems (4) and wells and tube-wells (60), in 9 municipalities (Mahendranagar, Dhangadi, Amargadi, Tikapur, Dipayal-Silgadhi, Tribhuvannagar, Tulsipur, Gulariya and Triguja)
Training and scholarship
(Mahendranagar,Dhangadi, Amargadi, Tikapur, Dipayal-Silgadhi,)
Local level poverty reduction strategy
Facilitated Butwal in preparing Poverty reduction strategy ( this is the first local level strategy at municipal/urban level) At present, Butwal is in the process of testing their strategy at Manakamana tole ( one of the poor settlement ) as a pilot program.
Source: udle/GTZ general information, Dec. 31, 2004 « back
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