The Municipal Development Partnership (MDP)
The Municipal Development Partnership is an active and hands-on capacity building facility with the aim of enabling effective self-governance at local level in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Promoting Alternative Development Approaches
We promote alternative development approaches to problems and issues that affect local authorities by placing emphasis on ownership and direct participation of key stakeholders.

WELCOME TO THE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

What We Do

We promote alternative development approaches to problems and issues that affect local authorities by placing emphasis on ownership and direct participation of key stakeholders.

Our Vision

MDP aspires to become a leading, credible and respectable center of excellence on critical and strategic matters relating to local government in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Our Mission

To enable local governments and associated institutions increasingly deliver quality services to the satisfaction of their constituencies.

Our Past Programs

Policy Research and Advocacy

Direct Support to Local Authorities

Decentralized Cooperation

Civil Participation in Municipal Governance

City Consultations

Training and Capacity Building

Knowledge Management and Dissemination

Urban Agriculture

Our Funders

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 prioritsing and developing RDCs

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.