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Project to empower slum dwellers in South Asia comes to an end

Empowering slum dwellers to engage effectively in decision-making processes and delivery of improved services

A four-year project to promote systems of decentralised urban governance in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has come to an end, building capacity for over 40,000 people in slums across six towns.

Practical Action started the Delivering decentralization: slum dwellers access to decision-making for pro-poor infrastructure services (IUD II) project in April 2012. The main objective of the project was to empower slum dwellers to engage effectively in decision making process and delivery of improved services at local level.

More than 40,000 men and women in the 82 slums and their organisations and 6 local government authorities built their capacity through our initiative to plan, deliver and sustain community-led infrastructure services in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka .

Beyond that we have targeted for disseminating the lessons learned at Asia regional and international levels. The project played the role of catalyst for communities, local authorities, provincial, national and regional associations and others learn and adopt new practices through strengthened linkages at all levels.

The project completed its tenure in March 2016 reflecting its success through its achievement both at national and regional level. The project has been financially supported by the European Union with matched funding from UKAID & Practical Action.

Integrated urban services

Delivering Decentralisation: The main objective of the project was to empower slum dwellers in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to engage effectively in decision making process and delivery of improved services at local level. More than 40,000 men and women in the 82 slums and their organisations ...

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