Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP)

Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP)

Project Facts

Start Date
2017
End Date
2020
Categories
Governance, Climate Change, Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
Supported By
The Development Fund, Norway

Introduction

With the financial and technical assistance of Development Fund – Norway, NCDC has been working in the governance sector since 1998 – a year before the Local Self Governance Act 1999 came into existence. Till 2016, utilizing the fund received from DF – Norway, NCDC primarily worked in assisting local governmental bodies of Nepal – VDCs, Municipalities and DDCs – for the preparation of their periodic five year development plans.

In addition to periodic plan formulation, NCDC has also worked in other dimensions of good governance through promotion of effective service delivery and capacity enhancement of local bodies. NCDC has supported to conduct social audits of local governmental bodies (VDCs, Municipalities, Health Posts, etc.) to help them be accountable and transparent towards the public. Likewise, NCDC has also been working to capacitate the local stakeholders like VDCs, NGOs, CBOs, WCFs to promote plan based approach at local level and train them on anticorruption issues.

The practice of periodic planning which has already been established, NCDC, banking on its experience of implementing CAV, Relief and Rehabilitation Project and GESI model project (also funded by DF – Norway),  proposed DF  to work in all of the six sectors (Food Security, Improved Economy, CAV, Governance, GESI and Policy Advocay) that it is focusing in Nepal. In the context of increasing food insecurity induced by climate change, poverty, earthquake and economic blockage, it becomes necessary and important to work in an integrated approach that connects all the aforementioned sectors. And, GESI – which has already been established as a cross-cutting theme – is equally important to be linked into any kind of project that is planned.

Objective of the Project

  • Technical facilitation for participatory local government periodic planning along with profile.
  • Capacity building of local partner by transferring technical knowhow of the periodic plan formulation and other governance related issues.
  • Gender and Climate Mainstreaming.
  • Food security, rural economy through IGAs and agriculture improvement

 Project’s Goal:

“Enhance inclusive, responsive and participatory development planning and implementation”

The project aim to address all interrelated and cross-cutting, through the following interventions:

  • Facilitation for local government for periodic plan formulation, advocacy and replication.
  • Facilitation for strengthening performance of local government in terms of service delivery, information dissemination and accountability & transparency.
  • Capacitating local stakeholders and organizations on good governance and plan based development approach.
  • Gender and climate mainstreaming in local level planning and model implementation.
  • Strengthening of local partner organizations on plan formulation and GESI.
  • Planning and implementation of model activities for climate adoptive village (CAV)
  • Implementation of activities related to food security, rural economy through IGAs and agriculture improvement.

Coverage Area

The project covers Kalinchowk and Bigu Rural Municpality of Dolakha and Rapti Rural Municipality of Dang district.

 Beneficiaries

Different trainings, meetings and workshops conducted for the periodic plan formulation ensures the participation of marginalized and disadvantaged population which is expected to sensitize them about different issues of governance, gender equality, health, climate change, etc. Similarly, direct support like CAV model implementation, food security, rural economy through IGAs and agriculture improvement activities will benefit local communities directly. However, the project will

  • directly benefit 8,962 HHs (Those who are involved in project implementation process. For example, those who take part in the trainings, workshops, IGA distribution, food security and nutrition, GESI related works) and
  • indirectly Benefitting: 30,038 HHs (Those who are not directly involved in project activities but benefited by project intervention through backward and forward linkages)

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