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Road construction in Saburai, Maliana Sub-District, Bobonaro District. Gender balance, its meaning woman also takes part in project implementation to develop their Suco trough Local Development Program (LDP).
Inauguration of a Water canalization project in Ermera District, December 2010.
Community Meeting at Village level to decide priority projects according to their needs
In 2011 the Ministry for State Administration and Territorial Management increased the budget of the Local Development Fund to US$3.5 million, compared to 2million in 2010; completely comprised of state revenue.
The community-identified priority that was going to have immediate positive impact on the local economy.
Training on Regulation for Planning and Implementation (LDP) by the Oe-cussi Districts Assembly in March 2010. As a preparation to conduct Local planning Process.
Manufahi Market, April 2011. The rehabilitation was supported by Local Development Program (LDP). 80 % of Timor-Leste population is agriculture, access to the market as a principal resource to get income.
Beneficiaries of water supply system rehabilitation, in Debos, Suai Sub-District, Covalima District.
Children are playing in Katraileten Irrigation, Ermera District.
Construction of a primary school in Liquidoe, Aileu District. Local Development Fund (LDF) traditionally Prioritized schools and Education centers rehabilitation since the program was established.
Community of Fatubuilico visiting a new road rehabilitated under the Local Development Program in Ainaro District and benefit the local community.
Children’s take a bath in water pump. The project was supported by LDP in Same, April 2011
About

Overview

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have established a Joint Programme in Timor-Leste entitled "Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP),” using a pass-through funding modality. The LGSP Joint Programme builds upon two previous Joint Programmes; the Local Development Programme (LDP) 2004-2006, and the Local Government Options Study (LGOS) 2003-2006. The LGSP Joint Programme's aim is to support the establishment of accountable and effective local government. Through achieving this primary objective, LGSP Joint Programme's improves infrastructure and service delivery, and reduces poverty.

The LGSP Joint Programme encompasses:

  • A duration of 5 years, from 01 January 2007 to 01 December 2011; and
  • Partnerships with the Ministry of State Administration, other ministries, governmental agencies, local administrations, like-minded programmes, and local stakeholders.

The LGSP 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 Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) Joint Programme’s goal is to reduce poverty in Timor-Leste. The LGSP Joint Programme's aim is to support the establishment of accountable and effective local government. The LGSP Joint Programme builds upon two successor programmes; the Local Development Programme (LDP) 2004-2006, and the Local Government Options Study (LGOS) 2003-2006.

The LGSP Joint Programme objectives are to:

  • Continue to pilot local governance and local development procedures and processes to generate further policy-relevant lessons, and formulate and implement decentralisation policy;
  • Provide the government with technical support in fine-tuning and finalisation of its policy on decentralisation and local government; and
  • Assist the government in actually establishing a functioning local government system.

The commitment of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) Joint Programme is reflected in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). LGSP Joint Programme fits into the UNDAF outcome 11 (good governance, with a particular emphasis upon decentralisation), outcome 20 (capacity development), and outcome 22 (infrastructure development).

 

Governance

The Timor-Leste Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) Joint Programme is implemented jointly by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 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 LGSP Joint Programme. The Steering Committee consists of: the National Directorate for Territorial Administration (DNAT), an integral division of the Ministry of State Administration (MSA), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), donors as observers, and other organisations as required.

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 LGSP Joint Programme. The AA is responsible for concluding Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor(s) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organisations (UNCDF and UNDP).

 

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 Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) Joint Programme. The members assume responsibility for performing joint monitoring of LGSP 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 (MDTF Office) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)] for the LGSP 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 Non-UN Participating Organisations and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donor(s).

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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.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 3,908,912  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) + 14,253  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) + 24,085  
Total source of funds   3,947,249
Transferred to Participating Organizations 3,907,085  
Refunds from Participating Organizations - 0  
Administrative Agent Fee + 39,089  
Direct Cost + 0  
Bank Charges + 101  
Total use of funds   - 3,946,275
Balance with Administrative Agent   975
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 3,907,085  
Total resources   3,907,085
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 3,429,707  
Refunds from Participating Organizations + 0  
Total expenses   - 3,429,707
Balance with Participating Organizations   477,377
As a percentage of transfers   12.2%
Total Balance of Funds   478,352
As a percentage of deposits   12.2%
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Administrative Agent Issues in Timor-Leste

 

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Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau of Management, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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