A two-day regional level consultative workshop of the Western Development Region was organized in Pokhara on December 22-23, 2016 by LGCDP. The overall objective of the programme was to strenthen LGCDP Programme outputs and provide efficient technical backstopping to the LBs thereby service delivery of LBs made effective. Total of 57 core participants, 9 specialists from Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) and RCU experts participated in the workshop.
The specific objectives included:
- Assessing progress updates of last financial year (FY 2072/73),
- Generating common understanding on programme approach of LGCDP among LBs, MoFALD and LGCDP built,
- Knowledge sharing and networking via best practices, lessons learnt, challenges and constraints,
- Tracing the issues and problems of LGCDP implementation at local level,
- Clarity on roles of MoFALD/PCU, LBs, RCU, LGCDP Focal Persons and ICT, and imparting knowledge on communication procedure.
National Programme Manager Mr. Resham Lal Kandel addressed the current issues and challenges raised by the participants while the programme specialists highlighted on four key aspects namely,
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- Federalism and restructuring,
- Public Financial Management (PFM), FRAAP and Audit Arrears,
- Mid-term review evaluation of LGCDP and
- consolidated progress report of FY 2072/73 of the Western Development Region.
The workshop involved formation of five groups from the core participants to discuss and bring in their opinion for the following five key exercise areas during the transition of local governance (and LGCDP);
- Possible supporting activities to the Village Palikas and Municipalities in transition period (After July 2017),
- Potential intervention and working areas of transformative social mobilization the transition period (After July 2017) of the LGCDP-II,
- Possible focusing areas of the Local Governance Accountability in transition period (After July 2017),
- Possible focusing areas of the Public Finance Management in transition period (After July 2017),
- Prospective focused areas of new governance programme.
LDO of Kaski District Mr Balram Dhakal in the closing ceremony programme encouraged all participants to work sincerely during transition period of the country.
The findings from these five exercise groups is presented as following:
The consolidated progress report of Western Region as presented by RCU office Pokhara can be viewed below:
Day 1 Video
Day 2 Video