Community Development Programme(CDP)

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Geographic Coverage

The programme covers 18 districts: Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusa, Mahotari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa of Eastern and Central region and Bajhang, Bajura, Achham, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Jumla, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla of Far and Mid- Western region (10 VDCs of each of the hill/mountain districts and 15 VDCs of each of the Terai districts)

From: 2015/01/01

To: 2019/10/31


£ 19,958,350

Project Status

Phased Out

Target Groups

and Beneficiaries

The poor and excluded communities of the 18 programme districts

Funding Partners


Project Summary

Community Development Programme (CDP) is an onbudget off-treasury programme of Government of Nepal funded by DFID/UKaid and an aligned programme of the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) being implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA). CDP complies with the local government procedures and local government institutions of the government. It aims to work on issues which require increased synergy to address governance and development-related challenges for which the state actors would require external assistance. The conception of CDP, as an integral component of LGCDP, has given ground to work in liaison with MoFAGA at all levels of its operation, the line ministries and agencies as well as with other stakeholders at the national level. The national political context has significantly changed since the programme was designed. To accommodate the requirement of the changed governance structure, a few relevant changes have been made


Following are the major working domains of the CDP to provide key interventions through citizen mobilisation, and empowerment, as well as disaster resilient community infrastructure and DRR and climate change preparedness:
– Strengthening of governance
– Social mobilisation
– Livelihood support
– Disaster resilient basic infrastructures
– DRR and climate change
– Promotion of good governance and coherence


The main objective of the phase-out program is to provide complementary support with three major activities:

  1. To support the systems for strengthening local governance mechanisms,
  2.  To promote effective citizen participation in local decision-making structures
  3. To provide support to strengthen transparency and accountability mechanisms, and
  4. To improve the provision and delivery of public services.

Expected Results

The expected outcome of CDP is “Strengthened, coherent, resilient and inclusive local government systems for effective service delivery”. The following are the expected outputs of this programme:

  1. Poor and excluded people are empowered to claim their rights and access to the economic opportunity;
  2. The structure, systems and processes of the localbodies are strengthened to be inclusive, accountable and transparent; and
  3. Improved service delivery for poor and excluded people, including disaster resilient infrastructures
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