Study on Options for SWAp in Local Governance and Decentralization Sector and Development of Coordination Mechanism among Development Partner
Ministry of Local Development (MoLD)/ Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP)
May 2010 to October 2010
N/A (Policy Document)
Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) is a national programme implemented by the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) and supported by a range of Development Partners aiming to contribute to poverty reduction through inclusive, responsive and accountable local governance and participatory community-led development. For a predominantly pluralistic society and an agrarian economy like Nepal, governance reform has been considered a path to economic growth and poverty reduction.
The LGCDP aims to implement a sector wide approach (SWAp) within all local governance and decentralization initiatives and to ensure coordination among development partners.
The LGCDP aims to implement a sector wide approach (SWAp) within all local governance and decentralisation initiatives and to ensure coordination among development partners.
The defining characteristics of Sector-wide Approach (SWAp) are that all significant funding for the sector supports a single sector policy and expenditure framework, under the leadership of the government at different levels, adopting common approaches across the sector, and progressing towards relying on government procedures to disburse and account for all funds. SWAp supports to build capacity through greater responsibilities, and bring cost effectiveness, sustainability and result oriented working environment.
Services provided by SW Nepal
SW Nepal’s engagement was firstly to prepare an approach paper/ background paper on SWAP in line with principles of aid for development financing including Monterrey Consensus, Doha Declaration, the principles adopted in the First, Second and Third Level Forums on Harmonization (THLF) and Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) that incorporate the principles of aid effectiveness. The firm worked to develop a coordination mechanism among DPs and GoN particularly MoLD by framing up of an administrative arrangement to ensure linkages to decentralization and local governance sector leading to achieve aid effectiveness.
The assignment outputs serve as a general reference material for the MoLD while taking policy decisions by transforming LGCDP’s total activities into full SWAp in decentralization and the local governance sector; and aid the drafting of indicative administrative arrangements for the implementation of SWAp.