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Local Governance and Accountability Facility, Local Governance and Community Development Programme

Project Name: Local Governance and Accountability Facility, Local Governance and Community Development Programme

Introduction:

LGAF, LGCDP is seeking to improve governance at the local level by fostering constructive cooperation, interaction and coordination between the citizens and the local government, and greater participation of the citizens in the local governance processes. It is in operation in 66 districts. The LGAF provides grants to CSOs to monitor compliance of LBs with the legislative and policy requirements and the use of the block grants and advocate for more easy access to public services by marginalised groups.

The grant recipient CSOs will be required to carry out activities that focus on participatory monitoring of compliance of LBs with legislative and policy requirements through the use of social accountability tools.

Those CSOs which receive competitive grants from LGAF will monitor compliance of LBs with legislative and policy requirements such as the Local Self Governance Act 1999 (LSGA); Local Self Governance Regulations 2000 (LSGR); Local Bodies Financial Administration Regulations 2007 (LBFAR); Good Governance Act 2008 (GGA); Right to Information Act 2007(RTIA); Right to Information Regulations 2008 (RTIR); Public Procurement Act 2007 (PPA); Public Procurement Regulations 2007 (PPR); and different guidelines issued under those legislation in particular the Local Bodies Resource Mobilization and Management Guidelines 2012 (LBRMMG). The CSOs will be required to monitor compliance with legislative and policy requirements at planning, implementation and monitoring and reporting stages. They are encouraged to engage socially mobilized groups and institutions also in oversight activities in order to hold local governance actors responsive and accountable to citizens and their institutions.