BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INCLUSIVE SERVICE DELIVERY (BCISD)
- Reference: P-SD-IBD-006
- Approval date: 25/03/2015
- Start date: 28/09/2015
- Appraisal Date: 09/12/2014
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN
- Location: THE WHOLE TERRITORY
Project components are derived from the project's objectives. They are based on known elements and characteristics of an effective Safety Net System. Taking into account other partners' initiatives, particularly the ILO TREE approach, as well as the main elements and characteristics of an effective Safety Net System, the project activities will focus on: a)Development of strategies, reforms, laws or regulation aiming at cost/price reduction, service enhancement and financial inclusion b)Expanding access to essential services. c)Enabling the poor to protect themselves and their assets against shocks, defending long run productive potential d)Enhance labor market participation e)Combat discrimination, unlocking economic potential and encouraging investments.
Component-1: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity. This component will support development of governance and institutional capacities while leveraging ICT.
Component-2: Building human resources capacity. This component lays emphasis on training in management, leadership, planning, targeting, gender aspects, financing, results based resource allocation, and monitoring and evaluation as well as in specific technical skills in service delivery.
Component-3: Developing sustainable safety net platforms. This component will develop and strengthen safety nets at the community level in WN and NK States and will mainly be informed by the ILO TREE model. In particular, this component will provide the poor, women and youth groups with basic essential skills in technical and entrepreneur skills and seed funding (soft loan + grant) to create their own micro/small enterprises. The successful 'groups' will be expected to contribute to health financing, particularly health insurance.
Component-4: Project management. The key activities under this component include support to the Project Implementation Unit to execute annual project work plan and procurement plans; prepare project quarterly report; carry out annual audits; and carry out project monitoring.
The overall development objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in Sudan.
The specific objective is to build institutional and human resource capacity to expand sustainable coverage and access to safety nets and inclusive health services, especially for women.
Poverty reduction through safety nets and creation of opportunities for skill development and access to health services is guiding this project. The need for a more effective and inclusive health services especially for women is esteemed paramount. To do so, a robust institutional and human capital development program should be pursued to deliver the essential services in the required volume and quality to those in need. As a fragile State with existing conflict situations to manage, Sudan's engagement entails a set of core principles including: (a) Sound analysis of the baseline situation; (b) Focus on State building through a long term vision; (c) Align with local priorities; and (d) Act fast with flexibility to seize opportunities for effective development interventions.
Poverty in Sudan is deep, multi-dimensional and affects 46.5% of the population, particularly those living in rural and remote areas. The value of consumption by the poor is only about 65% of the national poverty line; they either lack access to essential services or get further impoverished by paying for essential services. An estimated 2.3 million poor families (about 14 million people) require urgent access to basic services, according to a survey by the Zakat Chamber. An additional 23.5% of the population, classified as non-poor, are also vulnerable with high risk of falling into poverty if they are exposed to financial shocks. The project analysis took into consideration the fragility contexts of the two targeted states, North Kordofan and White Nile, in terms of their population characteristics, poverty levels (incidence, severity and gap) and access to basic services, food and nutrition.
The project promotes inter-sectoral and integrated approach to skill development, social protection and health by simultaneously building capacities of target institutions and people. The project will groom leaders at federal, state and district levels to effectively plan, design, and manage essential social protection services. In addition, the project will train technical staff and devise a staff retention strategy to deliver basic services in marginalised rural and remote areas. The project will also prepare rural communities to be gainfully employed and withstand financial shocks. About 64% of the population in Sudan are uninsured and therefore often face financial shocks. These activities will contribute to poverty reduction, economic and social progression, and reduced dependency for fulfilling social protection needs. Furthermore, policies, strategies and frameworks relating to the target institutions' core functions and human resources capacity will be developed and institutionalised. .
OGWANG Peter Lawrence - RDGE2