History of FCT in CSDP- when and why they joined.
The FCT Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) was established in July 2013 to deliver social infrastructural services to FCT communities by adopting the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach of the CSDP development model. The overall objective of which is to increase access by the poor people, and particularly by the Internally Displaced People and Vulnerable People in the North East of Nigeria to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria.
Expected outputs include:
• Empowering communities to identify, implement, maintain & use community and social development plans
• Strengthening the partnership between Local Government Authority (area Councils) and Communities on Human Development & Natural Resource-related micro-projects
• Improving the capacity of communities and Area Councils to implement & monitor Community Driven Development (CDD) interventions.
- Improving the welfare of the poor, vulnerable and displaced people
The overarching goal of the CSDP, however, is to improve access to services for Human Development.
The agency has a staff strength of 35
In response to the World Bank initiative, the Abia State Government in 2000 expressed interest to participate in the Nigeria Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) and took steps necessary to establish the Agency in the State.
The Agency was established by Law No 3 of 2001. The project lasted from 2001 to 2005.
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From 2005 to 2007, there was an agreement between the Federal Government and the World Bank called the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) to harmonize World Bank funded Community Driven Development (CDD) projects in the country. The harmonization process, which involved the merger of Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) and Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) gave birth to the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).
In 2009 the state transited into the CSDP following the fulfilment of preconditions for the participation. The CSDP was declared effective on the 1st of April, 2009 by the World Bank. The Law No 2 of 2009 passed by the Abia State House of Assembly established the Agency in the state.
The project (CSDP) came to an end on December 31st 2014. Based on the impressive performance of the project which is adjudged the best in the World Bank country portfolio, The State Government along with other participating States requested for an extension of the project with additional financing. The World Bank granted the request of the State Governments, extended the project and provided additional funds. The CSDP ADDITIONAL FINANCING (AF) was declared disbursement effective on July 1 2016.
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