Poverty-oriented municipal development and decentralization (ProDéCid)

GIZ, 2019 - 2022
Contract value: 1,930,513 EUR

The "Poverty-Oriented Community Development and Decentralization" (ProDéCid) project aims to significantly enhance the effectiveness of partner municipalities in driving poverty-oriented local development, in collaboration with civil society and state institutions. This initiative aligns with the national development strategy, focusing on increasing municipal revenues and establishing transparent, accountable institutions, thus contributing to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16. It also seeks to bolster municipal capacities in providing basic services, directly supporting SDGs 3 to 6 and aiding in achieving SDG 1 by enhancing service access for the underprivileged.

Targeting the populations of approximately 150 partner municipalities, especially in the rural locales of DIANA, Analamanga, and Boeny regions, the project impacts close to 800,000 people. The Ministry of the Interior and Decentralization leads its execution, collaborating with the Ministry of Finance, decentralized ministerial structures, other specialized ministries, and regional administrations.

Employing a strategic approach, ProDéCid kickstarts local development processes and establishes reform partnerships with municipalities to leverage their own revenues for developmental investments. Utilizing national and international expertise, supported by local grants and financing contracts, the project sets out to achieve comprehensive outcomes.

Key achievements include enhancing municipalities capacities to mobilize and manage revenues transparently, improve municipal financial management, strengthen service delivery in partnership with civil society and the private sector, bolster municipal support structures, and upgrade the capacities of local governance organizations (ZGOs). In its second phase, under GFAs management, the project focuses on "Local Economic Development / Municipal Services," further laying the groundwork for sustainable, poverty-focused local development.


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