BRIEF ON THE OYO STATE COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY(CSDA)
Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) was established through Oyo State Act of Parliament in December 2008. The Agency operates within the approved documents in 2008 which are Project Implementation Manual (PIM) and Community Implementation Manual (CIM). The Project phase was closed in December 2013. However, the World Bank offered additional financing extension due to outstanding performance of the Project in Nigeria.
With the successful Implementation of the first 5 years of CSDP in Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, sought and obtained an approval of the World Bank to enable Oyo State benefit from Additional Financing spanning 2016-2020. The Project became effective in July 2016 with the Payment of the Counterpart Contributions as one of the eligibility Criteria of the World Bank.
The implementation of the Project is in line with the Transformation Agenda of his Excellency, as it relates to poverty reduction in the State. 32 LGAs and 34 LCDAs in Oyo State have benefitted from inception of the Project.
CSDP intervention in the State has led to increased access of more than 1,964,740.00 beneficiaries, the Project has disbursed over N1,330,523,463.98 to 87 Communities and 20 Groups across the State, with 887 completed and functional Micro-Projects and various on- going microprojects cutting across sectors of Education, Health, Water, Electricity, Transport, Socio-Economic, Environmental /Natural Resources, Gender and Vulnerable.
In 2017 the World Bank insisted on Geographic targeting for community selection and advocated for the development of State poverty map to focus on the core poor LGAs
The Agency developed the State Poverty Map in collaboration with the State Planning Commission and State bureau of Statistics and got the State approval. The Project is focused on 21 LGAs as approved by the World Bank in consonance with the approved Poverty map with prevalent high level of poverty.
The 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) are: Ibarapa North, Ibarapa Central, Kajola, Olorunsogo, Ibarapa East, Irepo, Saki East, Ogo-Oluwa, Surulere etc.
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CSDP EXPECTED RESULT
The set development objective is to:
- Increase number of poor people (of whom 70% are women) with access to social services.
- Increase number of poor people with access to natural resource infrastructure services.
- Increase percentage of participating Local Government budgets that incorporate Community Development Plans.
THE CSDP SUPPORTS:
- Empowerment of communities to develop, implement and monitor micro social infrastructural projects (public and common pool goods) including natural resources management interventions;
- Empowerment of Vulnerable Group to develop, implement and monitor micro social infrastructural projects (public and common pool goods) including natural resources management interventions; and
- Strengthening the skills and capacity of LGAs, Sectoral Public Agencies to support communities and build partnership between them.
There are three (4) major Project components namely:
- Community Driven Investment component
- LGA/Sectoral Ministries capacity and partnership building component
- Coordination and Programme support component
- Gender and Vulnerable group Suppot
CSDA BEST PRACTICES
Feedbacks received from the various stakeholders on the excellent performance of the project also serves as morale-booster to the management and staff of the Agency .Few of such achievement includes:
- Best Practice Award; Africa South of Sahara World Bank, Washington DC. 2009 by LEEMP
- Best Performing Local Government Area; Abuja 2009, Success Story Award to Oyo State Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP).
- Communities and LGAs now adopt Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.
- Capacities of communities have been built on planning and implementation of micro-projects.
- Accountability has improved.
- Community cohesion self-help spirits have greatly improved.
- Communities are conscious of environmental safeguards and the need to sustain environment stability.
- Community Ownership of infrastructure has been tremendously improved.
- Social inclusion has greatly improved as increased number of women now occupied key CPMC elective positions e.g. Treasurers, Vice Chairmen etc.
- Local Government Areas are now more committed to support their communities e.g. Monetary Grants, drugs, Vaccines, Equipment and other facilities to support and sustain Micro Projects.
- Local Government Authority e.g. ATISBO, Saki West, Oriire etc are now willing to leverage their resources in replication & development projects using Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.
RELATIONSHIP AND COLLABORATION OF CSDA WITH MDAS AND LGAS
- Establishment of Desk offices and Desk Officers in the Ministries eg in Health, Finance, SUBEB, Women Affairs, Agriculture, OYSREB, Local Government etc field appraisal as well as monitoring and supervisions of Micro-Projects.
- Synergy of activities of various development projects across the State in line with State Government directives on collaborations with related MDAs. General Manager CSDA, Secretary to the Synergy of MDAs body enacted by act of EXCO.
- Effective streamlining of CSDP activities and interventions with other MDAs intervention plans to remove duplications and wastages of resources e.g MDGS SUBEB, works etc.
- Collaboration with Oyo State Rural and Water Sanitation (RUWATSAN) in Training of Communities in Borehole maintenance and Water management.
- Collaboration with Ibadan Urban flood management (IUFMP) in areas of Community mobilization and engagement, deploying Community-Driven Development (CDD) strategy in their project sites.
- Collaboration with Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTH) Rural medicine department in deploying adopting CSDP Health centres as training and community outposts e.g Katangua CSDP Health Centre facility in Ogbomoso North .
- Collaboration with Millennium Development Goal in the distribution of conditional cash transfer grant to communities in Kajola LGA
- CSDA also enjoy strong support from other NGOs such as Justice, Development and Peace Commission JDPC. A third party voluntary monitoring & Evaluation group that provide regular reports on our project activities and suggestions in various communities.
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