Country Myanmar
Other countries -
Region Asia
Duration Start 22 December, 2015 till 30 September, 2021
Policy field(s) Community development
Public policy and planning
Poverty alleviation
Funding World Bank
Project code 11352
The wider objective of the project is to support and enable poor rural communities to benefit from improved communication and access to local and government services, within the context of the National Community Driven Development Project.

The specific objectives are:
1. to provide institutional support and technical assistance to the township offices of the Department of Rural Development of Chaungzon, Bilin and Paung townships in Mon State, Shwegyin Township in Bago Region and Tanintharyi township in Tanintharyi Region.
2. to provide technical assistance to the village and village tract level to familiarize communities with participatory approaches in the process of establishing inclusive village and village tract project development committees.

The expected results of the project are:
- Training plans developed
- Township-specific information dissemination and outreach strategy developed
- 165 community and technical facilitators trained on the community project cycle, gender, social accountability and grievance handling, financial management, procurement, and M&E
- Technical facilitators trained on sub-project technical design, cost estimation, social safeguards implementation, and construction supervision and management
- Village tract , village committees and village volunteers trained on the community project cycle, gender, social accountability and grievance handling, financial management, procurement, M&E, sub-project technical design, cost estimation, social safeguards implementation, and construction management and supervision
- Village Tract Development Plans (VTDPs) completed in all four townships in accordance with the provisions of the Operations Manual
- Village tract sub-committee trained on finance
- Social audits of satisfactory quality completed in all village tracts in all townships