Rural Service Delivery & Local Governance Project

Report
“ 2014 Pacific Local Government
Forum – Research Roundtable
Rural Service Delivery & Local Governance
Project
Ms Rufina Peter
Project Manager, RSDLGP
May 19-23, PNGIPA
”
Outline of Presentation
1. Development Challenge
2. Background
3. Objective
4. Salient Features of the Project
5. Project Components
6. Institutional Arrangements
7. Status of Project Implementation
8. Project Cycle
9. Challenges
10. Opportunities
11. Conclusion
Development Challenge
 How to government translate increase in government revenue from the oil & gas and mining industries to
improvement in delivery of basic services and livelihoods for the majority of its population in rural areas.
 GoPNG’s current direction is to improve service delivery at the local level, consistent with priorities expressed
in the Vision 2050 and the DSP 2030.
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Background
 RSDLGP is designed to use a Community Driven Development
(CDD) approach to improve the delivery of basic services and
governance of public resources at the lowest level of government
(Local Level Government).
 CDD approach empowers communities to take direct responsibility
for development decisions that affect them
 The design of the Project has taken into account experiences of
CDD models in-country, Asia Pacific region and internationally.
 Jointly funded and implemented by GoPNG, PNGSDP, World Bank,
Korean Trust Fund and AusAID.
Objective
 To develop a community-driven development (CDD) model that is
adopted by Government to improve access to and quality of
basic services in rural communities.
 Help to address the low levels of access and desired development
outcomes of a number of basic services through the
strengthening and use of the existing political &
bureaucratic structures and systems of Government at
the LLG level
 CDD approach focuses on empowering a broad base of
community members to be involved in identifying, prioritizing
their needs, designing projects to meets these needs, as well as
implementation and monitoring of the project needs.
Salient Features of the Project
(i) 2 Pilot Provinces - Western and Central
(ii) Method for selecting pilot wards will vary between these two
provinces:
( a) Need Based Selection Method
(b) Open Competition Method
(iii) Procedure for the transfer of grants follows a shortened
route - Community Grants Fund (CGF) at the national level to the
account of the pilot wards
(iv) the procedures for preparing project proposals and implementing
community projects are centred on the community.
Project Components
1. Systems and Financing of community service
delivery grants
2. Capacity Building of national and subnational government entities, and
3. Project management
Systems & Financing of Community
Service Delivery Grants
 Project - Grant of K500,000 per LLG
 8-12 subprojects per LLG
 Average of 10 sub-projects @ K50,000
 60-80% released in first tranche and upon depletion of 75% of
the funds and proper acquittals of these funds final 40-20%
released
 Special Ward Accounts will be opened with Commercial Banks
where the subproject funds will be deposited
 Signatories to ward account will come from the ward
communities (WDC & CPT members)
Systems & Financing of Community
Service Delivery Grants
Both GoPNG (PFMA) & WB procedures and
guidelines will be used to ensure compliance to
existing laws including the proper use and
accountability of all sub-project funds
MIS – Web based Information System (tariff
platform) which will be customized to PNG
requirements
Capacity Building Framework
National & Provincial Orientation
Trainings
Orientation for LLG Assembly
TOT Training
Intensive Community Facilitator
TOT Training
Community Project Planning
LLG Development Committee
Training Support For Subproject
Implementation
Training Support for Subproject
Completion
•Focal Persons at DPLGA, PMU/PPO, Provincial & LLG Administrations ( Provincial LLG
Advisors, LLG Managers, Presidents
•Members of the LLG Assembly & LLG Administration Staff
•LLG Manager, LLG Project Officer, District Planner, District Community Development
Officers, CDWs & Community Representatives
•Ward recorders of the selected wards in pilot LLGs within WP and all wards in Pilot LLGs in
Central Province
•LLG Manager, LLG Project Officer, CDW, and District Planner & Community
Representatives
•Ward Development Committee, Community Project Team, Community Volunteers
•LLG Manager, LLG Project Officer, LLG Finance Officer, District Planner, District Planner,
District Administrator
•Ward Development Committee & Community Project Team
•Ward Development Committee & Community Project Team
Institutional Arrangement
Status of Project Implementation – C2
Orientation at National and Provincial Administrations &
Political Heads
Orientation and Awareness among LLG Assemblies
Training of Resource Persons
Training of Community Facilitators
Status of Project Implementation – C2
Type of Training
Number of people Trained
Resource Persons (55)
Number & % of
Females trained
(16)
Central Province
33
11
Western Province
22
5
Training of Community Facilitators
Central Province (57//59)
(3)
Cloudy Bay & Rigo Inland LLGs
28
1
Kairuku & Tapini LLGs
31
2
Western Province (31)
(5)
Kiwai & Orimomu Bituri LLGs
12
3
Kiunga Rural & Llake Murray
19
2
TOTAL
145 (55 RPs/90 CFs)
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Status of Project Implementation – C1
 Orientation and Awareness of the CDD Approach in Wards
Signing of Partnership Agreements between (DPLGA &
Provincial Government)
Counterpart Contributions by Pilot Provinces
88 Ward Profiles and Ward Development Plans (57 CP/31
WP)
Subproject Proposals by Community Project Team
RSDLGP Project Cycle
Challenges
How long can
volunteers?
Community
Facilitators
work
as
Leveraging other sources of funds (SIPs) to pick up the
wards that don’t get funded under the open competition
ward selection method being piloted in Central Province.
LLG administration taking on the responsibility, owning
the process and providing leadership in implementation
Opportunities
 Political Environment is Conducive
Vice Minister, Open Members (Signing of Partnership
Agreements & CF trainings)
A robust system being put in place which SIP funds can use
 Economic Environment
Increasing National Budgets
 Community/Ward Environment
Poor accountability for public funds
Lack of basis services
 Bureaucratic Environment
Whole of government approach
Conclusion
 The environment in PNG is right for community-driven development
approach and it is DPLGAs hope that the RSDLGP can provide sufficient
evidence for GoPNG to adopt the (CDD) model to improve access to
and quality of basic services in rural communities.
 Help to address the low levels of access and desired development
outcomes of a number of basic services through the strengthening
and use of the existing political & bureaucratic structures and
systems of Government at the LLG level
 CDD
approach focuses on empowering a broad base of
community members to be involved in identifying, prioritizing their
needs, designing projects to meets these needs, as well as
implementation and monitoring of the project needs.

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