News from CSDP States
The World Bank, in collaboration with the Federal Government and the Ekiti State government, has spent $9 million on poverty eradication and rural development in the last nine years.
The General Manager of Ekiti State Community and Social Development Agency (EKSCDA), Mr. Stephen Bamisaye, stated this yesterday at a workshop on partnership building for the maintenance of communities’ micro projects.
The major objective of this manual is to provide guidelines for the effective delivery of CSDP-VGI to gender and vulnerable groups across communities in Nigeria and especially IDPs in the North East. Consequently, the Manual will provide framework and strategies for reaching gender and vulnerable groups, as well as IDPs in Nigeria particularly in the North-Eastern States; and provide uniformity in the implementation and delivery of CSDP-VGI to these groups across the country.
The specific objectives of the manual are to:
· Provide the procedure and guidelines for the implementation of the VGI Component
· Compile a list of micro projects that shall be eligible for support under the GVG Component
· Develop mechanisms for evaluating and costing the contributions of the GVGs, IDPs and NGOs/CBOs/FBOs In-Kind Contributions;
· Provide guidelines for the management of micro projects by GVGs and their Support Bodies
· Compile monitoring and evaluation indicators and standards for effective monitoring of VGI performance in CSDP State Agencies
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a core function of project management. It essentially tracks progress of project and ensures the achievement of desired results. In the management of large project with multiple stakeholders, Project Manuals are developed to standardize procedures and operations so as to align all key actors with the Project Development Objective (PDO) and overall strategic direction of the Project.
Purpose and Plan of the Manual
This Manual is intended for all stakeholders in CSDP, particularly those directly involved in the implementation of the Community Driven Investments, Gender and Vulnerable Investment as well as Donor institutions that are involved in the preparation, implementation and M&E of Community-Driven Development projects. This Manual attempts to introduce key concepts, present simple and clear procedures, with a checklist of the process and timing of implementing participatory M&E. This Manual emphasizes the development of the overall M&E system and the monitoring of services provided through CSDP and their implementing partners. The role of these elements within an overall M&E project is discussed.