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Closed Projects

Human Development

Project Title:
National Solidarity Program II
Grant Amount:
447,948,264.08
Approval Date:
May 27, 2007
Closing Date:
September 30, 2011

Project Objective:

The Development Objective of the Project was to lay the foundations for strengthening of community level governance, and to support community-managed sub-projects that improve access of rural communities to social and productive infrastructure and services

Program Summary

The NSP II Program provided continued support to the 17,222 communities mobilized under NSP I and reaching out to an estimated additional 4,318 new villages, the NSP II aimed to: (i) establish a framework for village level consultative decision-making and representative local leadership as a basis for interaction within and between communities on the one hand, and with the administration and aid agencies on the other; (ii) implement social and economic productive activities addressing the basic village needs; and (iii) develop human capital and livelihood, which would improve household welfare.

PROJECT COMPONENTS

These goals were achieved through 4 components:

i) Provision of block grants to local communities to carry out sub-projects involving reconstruction and development activities through a facilitated participatory planning process. These activities focused on community-based productive and social infrastructure such as irrigation works, roads, water supply facilities, micro-hydropower, and school buildings;

ii) Supporting local communities through facilitation exercises to establish inclusive community institutions and identify local development needs and priorities; and assistance for preparing sub-project proposals;

iii) Strengthening the capacity of CDCs to implement sub-projects; and, building the capacity of members of local communities, through provision of training and technical advisory services in procurement, financial management and technical skills;

iv) Capacity building and provision of implementation support to MRRD, through the provision of consultants’ services, equipment, operating costs and training in financial management, procurement and technical skills.

PROJECT RESULTS

  • 22,513 CDCs established through democratic elections;
  • 22,456 CDPs developed and completed;
  • 36,054 sub-projects financed and completed;
  • 70% of sub-projects completed with O&M in place;
  • 8.05million people benefited from WATSAN sub-projects;
  • 5.84 million people benefited from irrigation sub-projects;
  • 4.27 million people benefited from energy/power subprojects;
  • 10.59 million people benefited from transport sub-projects;
  • 2,068 livelihood/Human Capital Development (HCD) sub-projects implemented;
  • 212,328 people benefited from livelihood/HCD subprojects