Human Dynamics has been engaged to support the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the implementation of the Community Driven Local Development (CDLD) policy in Malakand Division, which is intended to help restore the community’s trust in the local government and build the local government's responsiveness. The project is intended to achieve a combination of ‘welfare outcomes’ and ‘governance outcomes’.
In supporting the CDLD policy, the KP-DGCD project provides technical assistance to six districts of Malakand division (Malakand, Shangla, Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Chitral), while our team seek to leverage community-based organisations to multiple the policy’s impact. The project seeks to ensure that local authorities achieve disbursement targets, to build capacity in the areas of local governance (including public financial management and procurement) and area-based community development, and to develop appropriate mechanisms for management information and policy feedback.
In particular, our team are working at local and district level to ensure the effective disbursement of EU budget support relating to community physical infrastructure – ensuring that funds are correctly spent for building or renovating facilities related to sanitation, drinking water, roads and bridges, irrigation, schools, etc.
Given the wide geographical distribution of targeted trainees and their different roles (civil servants of line departments, elected council members, appointed local government officers, members of community based organisations), this has involved our team undertaking and supporting projects on a scale that demands effective coordination, marshaling of resources and ability to conceive solutions across varied socio-geographic areas.