Presentation on theme: "Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP) Regional Conference Innovations in Public Service Delivery Bhubaneshwar, 13-14 Nov, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP) Regional Conference Innovations in Public Service Delivery Bhubaneshwar, 13-14 Nov, 2014
BACKGROUND OF THE INITIATIVE Meghalaya is rich in Natural Resources, and social capital, yet it is poor in many aspects (Health, Poverty, Education) Resources are owned by the Community but problems persist in terms of proper utilisation, over-exploitation, under-exploitation, sustainable use linked to livelihood options; skewed ownership of land resources in some community members. At the Village, Traditional Institutions are strong with social capital but not involved in integrated village development planning, no history of result- oriented poverty-focused or enterprise-based integrated planning and no cadastral maps, moreover reliance on oral traditions. Developmental Challenge: Various Departments of Government tend to work in silos, Convergence often cited but rarely a reality Impediments to Planning: No data of village level resources, data exists in silos, not exhaustive, often collected in an ad-hoc manner, not validated, poor in data management and non-sharing of data between departments
HOW WAS THE IDEA CONCEIVED? State Launched Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme Shift from beneficiary approach to enterprise creation Integrated framework to ensure effective convergence Mission Mode Institutions as knowledge centres Knowledge based solutions Accompanying Measures Financial Inclusion, Governance NRM for livelihoods and multiple livelihoods Whole chain interventions – market linked, value chain analysis based
Pillars of the IBDLP Knowledge Management Natural Resource Management Entrepreneurship Development IBDLP Good Governance
Missions of IBDLP Energy Apiculture Aquaculture Livestock Tourism Horticulture Water Sericulture Forestry
Institutional Schematic People/ Entrepreneurs Basin Development Council (CM) Basin Development Authority(CS) Knowledge Institutions (MIE,MIG, MINR, MSSDS, BRDC) Governance Market Access Promotion NRM & Enterprise facilitation
HOW WAS THE IDEA CONCEIVED? PRA exercises done by the different developmental agencies like IFAD has thrown up remarkable Results in the Developmental Sector as a Demand Driven Approach was created rather than the Conventional Supply Driven Approaches. Focus Group Discussion done by Consultants for various Studies and Consultancies has also assisted in the Creation of Demand for certain Interventions. However, these were all done in Isolation or Project Specific Target Villages and hence there was no Platform to share to other Developmental Agency wanting to Intervene/Plan for these target villages. When IBDLP was launched – Lack of Baseline Data for planning
PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING-IVDP Present PRA exercises done by Developmental Agencies for different Projects under IFAD, IWMP, Climate Change Adaptation of GIZ, ICIMOD etc., were studied and IVDP was designed to try to “Fit All” the criteria required for Projects/Programmes Address the State Flagship Programme Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme (IBDLP). IVDP thus acted as a baseline data covering History of the Village Village Social Map and Resource Map Seasonality of Activities in the Village Village Coping and Adaptive Strategy for Climate Change Inflow and Outflow of the Village – Goods and Services Vision of the Village Timeline
PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTATION Volunteers were called for Registration under MBDA as part of its Outreach Programme ( Qualifications: Domicile in the Block, Class IXth pass) Volunteers were trained in the concept of IVDP 2 volunteers from each village are being trained, after meeting with the Village Authorities Massive Awareness and Sensitization Programme were conducted at District/Block Level for All Stakeholders. Out of these volunteers some have been identified to act as Block Facilitators and under the Block Facilitator a Team was created to Drive this Initiative beyond the Block to the Cluster and Village Level.
PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTATION i.Training of Volunteers envisaged to be 3-5 days took longer (3 months) as some Volunteers were Class 8-10 Failed. Hence needed more Handholding and Capacity Building Exercises. ii.The Village Headmen/Elders initially looked to this Exercise as Project Driven Initiative - Ownership by them took time through a continuous dialogue and process at various levels. iii.Facilitation was carried out to ensure active participation of the Extension Officers/Staff at the Block Level to create Ownership at all Levels. iv.39 Block Coordinators, 2 Asst Block Coordinators (trained in GPS Mapping, Cameraman) who will become involved in monitoring (Skilled persons) v.The volunteers will be placed at the disposal of Basin Development Unit in each district for monitoring and implementing of the developmental programs or will facilitate them to become enterpreneurs
INFRASTRUCTURE SETUP AND COST The unit cost for conducting of the IVDP Exercise=Rs.30, 500/- village for about 150 households. This includes the following:- i.Cost of Training of Trainers. ii.Cost of Awareness Programme at District/Block/Cluster/Village level. iii.Refresher Course of Trainers. iv.PRA exercises at the Village Level. v.Digitisation of Data. vi.Taking G.P.S coordinates of the Villages. vii.Printing of Reports. viii.Experience Sharing Workshops. No Physical Infrastructure Set Up cost was required since the Volunteers were working within their own setup and using their own assets. TARGET:- 6387 villages COMPLETED TILL DATE:- 330 villages
MIS PLATFORM Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) – knowledge partner in developing MIS – currently being developed
BENEFITS Integrated Planning – Bottom Up Approach to Planning Tool for Planning Baseline Data Strengthen Traditional Institutions by Involving them in Planning - Leveraging on Social Capital Identify Common Community Resources Create Value Chains and Economic Clusters including Theme Based Clusters for IBDLP Disaster – Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Management Communication Linking communities and District/Block Administrations through Deputy Commissioners & BDOs. New Livelihood Options
WAY FORWARD IVDP – enables for systematic and structured development interventions. Community facilitation, continuous process to ‘own village plans’ by communities & update village plans annually/periodically MIS provides platforms for process & progress monitoring by district administration (DCs) with building up of database by village. Development programmes – e.g., DCs for land acquisition, land use patterns, Opportunities for replication with more effective resource investment for results and impacts. Overall - IVDP of IBDLP- an innovative public service delivery model.
CRITICAL PARTNER AGENCIES North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), Umiam (for GIS) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu (for KM) Department of Science & Technology International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through Livelihoods & Access to Market Project (LAMP)