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Community Based Approach to Local DevelopmentProject: Project Implementation Plan and Principal Activities
Project Implementation Particularities • Project is implemented by: UN Development Programme on the basis of an Agreement with European Commission • Project coordinator from Ukraine: Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for Regional Policy, Urban Development and Housing and Public Utilities • Organisation, information and monitoring support by: Department of Regional Policy of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Ministry for Housing and Public Utilities of Ukraine
Project Activities Coordination • The Coordination Centre in Kyiv, also oblast implementation units in all oblasts and the ARC • National-level coordination within the framework of the Project Coordination Council and Regional Cooperation Governmental and Donor Coordination Group A4 • Local-level coordination within the framework of cooperation agreements between the UNDP and local government bodies (OSA, RSA, local councils) • Cooperation with international donor community to attract additional resources for co-financing of local initiatives and increase the number of communities involved in the Project
Project ImplementationPhases-1 • Informing national partners about Project inception, identification of national-level coordination mechanism • Project launching conference • Establishment of the Project Coordination Centre; Project office set up • Establishment of oblast project implementation units/ community resource centres • Training of Project personnel and national partners • Development of national and local media strategies, promotion campaign
Project ImplementationPhases -2 • Establishment of cooperation with local government bodies, signing of partnership agreements • Selection of target rayons (8 per Oblast on average) • Selection of target communities (5 per rayon on average); • Implementation of Rayon Local Development Forums (LDF) in 200 target rayons
Project ImplementationPhases -3 • Support of community self-organisation and social integration of participating communities through early information, general meetings and subsequent training and organisation measures • Training of representatives of participating communities • Preparation of participating community development plans • Detailed technical development of selected priority community initiative projects • Approval of priority projects, co-financing, selection of contractors
Project ImplementationPhases- 4 • Implementation of priority projects and joint monitoring • Pre-commission transfer of completed facilities • Evaluation/systemisation/discussion of acquired experience • Dissemination of Project methodologies among other communities concerned • Assistance to necessary reforms in the field of local self-governance and formation of a decentralised model of government
Basic Criteria forSelection of Rayons and Communities • High poverty level; need for improvement of local infrastructure and services • Interest, organisation and technical support by local governments (tenders, assistance in pre-commissioning transfer of completed projects etc.) • Guarantees of community initiative co-financing from the central and local budgets
Additional criteria for selection of pilot rayons/communities • Access to water supply (number of communities without access to water supply and/or quality of water supplied) • Access to primary medical assistance services (number of communities without access to primary medical assistance services, current status of village first aid station network) • Environmental situation in the rayon • Rayon accessibility (number of children in need of bus transportation to schools) • Oblast state bodies and the Project team may further suggest a maximum of three additional criteria
Location/Community Selection Procedure • Collection of information on locations and their development potential • Location assessment as per jointly identified criteria • Selection of locations by joint efforts with rayon governments based on the performed assessment
Project Implementation Plan for 2008 • Project launching conference: beginning of December • Establishment of project management team : Mid-November 2007 • Establishment of the Project Coordination Council : Mid-November 2008 • Establishment of oblast implementation teams : December-March 2008 • Establishment of cooperation with local governments : January-April 2008 • Selection of target rayons: January-May2008 • Selection of target communities: February-July 2008 • Start of work with communities: July-December 2008
Project Coordination Council • Coordination of Project implementation according to priorities of social and economic development of Ukraine • Assistance to involvement and participation of national partners • Ensuring proper awareness of regional and local governments • Strategic advice on Project implementation • Assistance to use of Project outputs for national strategy and policy development
Rayon Local Development Forum Objective: • To assure social, environmental and economic development by joint planning and decision making with participation of communities, and via more efficient allocation of financial resources • To assist decentralised planning and democratic governance at the regional level
Rayon Local Development Forum Forum tasks: • Coordination of Project implementation at the rayon level; • Presentation of plans and strategies of location and rayon development; • Agreement on plans of community, location and rayon development plans; • Identifying rayon development priorities; • Discussion and elimination of issues arising in the process of Project implementation; • Development of plans of technical and financial resource attraction for implementation of community initiatives
Rayon Local Development Forum Tangible LDF membership: • Head of rayon state administration • Head of rayon council • Head of village/town council of pilot communities • Head of respective rayon administration units • Oblast government official representatives • Head of community organisations formed by IWG • Incidental/otherparticipants (to be invited on an as-necessary basis) • Commercial banksrepresentative • Municipal utility company representatives • Other organisations
Community ProjectPlanning and ApprovalProcedure Project Project proposal evaluation commission Agreement between the PROJECT and community Approval Project proposal Rayon Rayon Forum Recommendation Village/town council Project implementation into the local development plan Project proposal Community Association Location community community community community
Points for Discussion in Workgroups • Agreements between the UNDP and local governments • Mechanism and criteria of rayon/community selection • Possible mechanisms for co-financing of community initiatives
Points for Discussion in Workgroups • Procedure of Project presentation at the rayon and oblast levels • Terms and conditions of partnership by and between the UNDP and local governments within the framework of the Project • -Criteria and procedure of selection of target rayons and communities • - Project coordination at the oblast and rayon levels • - Possible mechanisms of co-financing initiatives of participating communities