WELCOME TO THE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
Devolution of functions and resources brings government closer to local people. It strengthens local governance and deepens democracy by enhancing citizen participation in their governance and development. These are the principles that have energised the Zimbabwe Local Government Association as the voice of organised local government to articulate a position presenting the Devolution We Want!
Generally, devolution is the handover or transfer of governmental powers, responsibilities, resources, accountabilities, and authority from national to subnational tiers of government. The objective of devolution is to enhance state accountability and delivery to citizens. Read More >>
Our Past Programs
Supporting Public Finance Management in Local Authorities
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The growing demand for transparency and accountability in the public sector including local authorities has mostly shaped LACEP 2, which responded by supporting LAs with demand driven needs towards the strengthening of their Public Finance Management Systems (PFMS) including Integrated Finance Management Information Systems(IFMIS) and Revenue Collection. In collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, LACEP 2 is supporting institutionalization of PFM Reforms in local authorities through capacity building in Programme Based Budgeting (PBB), deployment of new Chart of Accounts which if implemented will improve the financial management systems including budgeting, reporting and revenue collection.
Schools Readiness Initiative (SRI)
Not even COVID 19 could stop RDCs from prioritising and developing ECDs
A lot of positive developments has been taking place in Districts even during the lockdown period and it is clear that the software support that the RDCs have been receiving for the Rodger Federer Foundation through the Municipal Developing Partnership is now yielding tangible positive results. Support through capacity building and awareness raising has resulted in infrastructure development because the RDCs are now prioritising ECDs and they now have simple and practical resources mobilisation techniques. Zvimba Rural District Council constructed a block with 2 ECD classrooms.