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The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) have established a Joint Programme, using a pass-through modality, entitled "Support for the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP).” This Joint Programme aims to to support local governance and community-led development in Nepal. It uses a sector-wide approach, and contributes towards poverty reduction in Nepal through improved and more inclusive local governance and service delivery. 

LGCDP Joint Programme consists of three main components:

  • Enhance citizen and community "voice" and engagement with local governments through increased community participation in service delivery;
  • Strengthen the capacity of local governments and line departments to respond effectively to local needs and priorities; including increased fiscal transfers, supply- and demand-driven capacity development, fine-tuning local service delivery processes and public expenditure/financial management; and
  • Support at the national-level, aimed at strengthening policy processes (such as sector devolution) and at developing the capacity of national-level institutions to enhance local governance and strengthen local governments.  

The LGCDP Joint Programme encompasses:

  • 25 districts;
  • A duration of four and a half years, from 15 July 2008 to 31 December 2011; and
  • Partnerships with the Ministry Local Development and the Ministry of Finance within the Government of Nepal.

The LGCDP Joint Programme is administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in accordance with its financial regulations and rules.  

 

Assistance Strategy

The Support for the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) Joint Programme contributes towards poverty reduction through improved and more inclusive local governance and service delivery in Nepal. Specifically, the LGCDP Joint Programme builds on the experiences of different Participating UN Organisations in the areas of decentralization, local governance, and community-led development. The LGCDP Joint Programme supports the implementation of a range of activities, including:

  • Community empowerment, participation and involvement in local governance processes;
  • Provision of carefully designed and expanded block grants to all tiers of the local government system;
  • Capacity building of local governance and service delivery stakeholders;
  • Piloting a local level service delivery mechanisms and processes;
  • Establishment of a policy environment conducive to good local governance, community-led development and decentralized service delivery; and
  • Core administrative and logistical support.

The commitment of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) to the LGCDP Joint Programme is reflected in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, which legally protects and promotes human rights, gender equality and social inclusion.

 

Governance

The Support for the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) Joint Programme is implemented jointly by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Volunteers (UNV) using a pass-through funding modality. The programmatic and financial accountability rests with the Participating UN Organisations, which manage their respective components of the Joint Programme.

Steering Committee

The main objective of the national Steering Committee is to facilitate effective implementation and coordination of the LGCDP Joint Programme. The Steering Committee includes representatives of: the Ministry Local Development, and the Ministry of Finance, National Planning Commission, Department of Local infrastructure, Development & Roads, the Participating UN Organisations, and three local government Nepali associations (Association of District Development Committees, Municipal Association, National Association of Village Development Committees).

Administrative Agent

The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the LGCDP Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donors and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations.

 

Decision Making

The Steering Committee discusses and approves work plans and budgets as well as any substantive or financial issues pertaining to implementation of the Support for the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) Joint Programme in Nepal. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of LGCDP Joint Programme activities. Decisions are made by consensus. Members provide regular feedback on its implementation and propose any necessary corrective actions to resolve problems, ensure accountability, and make recommendations.

The Administrative Agent [Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)] for the LGCDP Joint Programme is responsible for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organisations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organisations and Participating Non-UN Organisations, and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donors.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
Total as of
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 14,216,038  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 47,579  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 16,056  
Refunds by Administrative Agent to Contributors - 169,485  
Total source of funds   14,110,188
Transferred to Participating Organizations 14,073,876  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 105,978  
Administrative Agent Fee + 142,160  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 130  
Total use of funds   - 14,110,188
Balance with Administrative Agent   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 14,073,876  
Total resources   14,073,876
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 13,967,898  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 105,978  
Total expenses   - 14,073,876
Balance with Participating Organizations   0
As a percentage of transfers   0.0%
Total Balance of Funds   0
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
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Administrative Agent Issues in Nepal

 

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