The Programme supports the achievement of good governance in the context of CDB’s policy on Good Governance, through broad-based participatory methods, accountability mechanisms, transparent procedures and clearly defined responsibilities for Project operations and implementation using the Monitoring for Development Results (MfDR) approach.
In selecting and implementing all sub-projects, the PSC and BNTFO shall ensure that:
- All sub-projects are community based (in targeted communities) and must have the written sponsorship of the beneficiary community groups (Non Governmental Organisations, Community Based Organisations).
- The design of sub-projects shall, in all cases, be the least cost solution, conform to the specific criteria and sector policy standards established for each type of sub-project.
- The bidding process for contracting must conform to CDB’s “Guidelines For Procurement of Goods and Services”.
Programme Design to promote Good Governance and Sustainability
Several mechanisms have been included in the Programme design to develop institutional capacity at the local level for good governance and greater project impact. These include:
- Training and awareness building.
- Project launch meetings and roundtables.
- A Poverty Reduction Action Plan (PRAP).
- A Management Information System (MIS) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.
- Integration of gender and environmental sustainability.
- Results-Based Management (RBM) and the Monitoring for Development Results (MfDR) approach into the planning and implementation of sub-projects.