Country Tajikistan
Region Asia
Duration Start 13 March, 2013 till 30 June, 2017
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Inter-municipal co-operation
Institutional development
Funding USAID, U.S. Agency for International Development
Project code 11296
The wider objective of the project was to foster stability, democratic practices and economic development by increasing the capacity and accountability of sub-national government.

The specific objectives of LGP was to enhance USAID's assistance to the Government of Tajikistan in implementation of its 2009 Law “On Self-Government Bodies in Towns and Villages”. On the sub-national level, the project aimed to improve local government's capacity in delivering communal services to citizens, particularly clean drinking water.

The expected results of the project are:
Result 1: Strengthened legal enabling environment to support sub-national governance
1.1 Improve national-level policy and legal environment as it pertains to effective and accountable sub-national governance;
1.2 Enhance capacity of national-level institutions and officials charged with implementing sub-national governance reforms.
Result 2: Sub-national government entities are more effective in meeting citizens' needs
2.1 Strengthen the capacity of sub-national government officials to govern more effectively;
2.2 Improve institutional capacity at the sub-national level to budget, procure and manage communal services;
2.3 Increased access to sustainable, safe drinking water at the sub-national level.
Result 3: Increased participation of constituents in sub-national government decision-making and service provision
3.1 Increase participatory decision-making between sub-national governments and citizens;
3.2 Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations and private enterprises to partner effectively with sub-national government.

A total of 20 jamoats in 10 districts are the recipients of the project assistance at the local level. Six jamoat shahrak and 14 jamoat dehot had been selected based on a range of criteria, including geographic location, demographic, economic and financial situation.