Skip to main content

Community / Land projects / Local Democratic Governance Phase IV - Final Evaluation 2

Local Democratic Governance Phase IV - Final Evaluation 2

€101586.7856

01/18 - 12/22

Completed

This project is part of

General

The Local Democratic Governance (LDG) program is a program manged by a consortium of four International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) working together since 2005. This consortium includes NCA (Norwegian Church Aid-from Norway), Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (from Switzerland), SNV (from Netherlands) and Diakonia (from Sweden). The program is led by Diakonia who will be accountable to the Embassy for program’s performance, risk and financial management. This phase has been accepted after several consultations regarding the aim of the program, its link with the 2016-2020 Swedish cooperation strategy with Mali and its operationalization as well as the duration of the Sida support to the Programme for twelve years. The two parties concluded to move towards a responsible phasing out during a final fourth phase of the program. This will be done through the set-up of a three-year program from 2018-2020. This last phase will enable to consolidate and capitalize on results, knowledge and experience acquired during previous phases of the program from 2005 to 2017. The intervention is designed to tackle issues on land and natural resources governance. This will be done by 1) Strengthening local land management arrangements as well as citizen control of natural resources management; 2) Improving performance of local government authorities in natural resources management and 3) Improving inclusive management of natural resources by local stakeholders. For tackling these issues, land commissions and other local arrangements will manage inclusively conflict related to natural resources, the intervention will feed the permanent secretariat of agricultural orientation law with support tools for setting-up and opertionalization of land commissions and CSOs will engage advocacy at the level of national and local policies. In addition, the municipalities will delegate the management of  collective infrastructures previously realized by the program to socio-professional organizations  and local actors. The total budget is 35 MSEK and ist is totally funded by Sida. Out of this budget, 1 MSEK will be borne by Sida for the purpose of external final evaluation

Objectives

Implemented since 2005 by four INGOs, the exit phase of the LDG program aims at contributing to equitable, peaceful and sustainable exploitation of natural resources between communities. The program intends to consolidate the results achieved so far and to transfer tools and approaches previously developed to appropriate authorities and share good practices. This will be done through 1) Strengthening local land management arrangements as well as citizens' control of natural resources management, 2) Improving the performance of local government authorities in natural resources management and 3) Improving inclusive management of natural resources by local stakeholders.  The desired changes are threefold: 1) pacific access to natural resources and ensuring citizens' control over the management of natural resources,  capacity of local government authorities and socio-professional organizations respectively in the management of natural resources and in the delegated management of natural resources strengthened and local stakeholders (local government authorities, socio-professional organizations, small-scale farms) are equipped with tools and approaches for sustainable management of natural resources (provision of family-farm advisory tools. 

External Links