In April, VNG International has come to an agreement with Sidama Regional State, the Mayor of Yirgalem and the Municipality, to update the assessment and taxing of properties in the city of Yirgalem. Yirgalem is currently only collecting 3% of all possible tax revenue. Yet, increasing the own income base is a crucial way for cities to increase their services to their citizens.
The wider objective of the project is on to empower, amplify voices and creating resilience among people (including men, women and youth) with disabilities (also referred to as PWDs) and other excluded groups, particularly those faced with food insecurity in areas of protracted crises. Implementation countries are Burundi BDI, DR Congo DRC, Ethiopia ETH, Sudan SDN, South Sudan SSD, Uganda UGD.
The project development objective of ESAP3 is to support strengthening the Social Accountability (SA) system and mechanisms for enhanced service delivery in Ethiopia. Thus, the ultimate target is service improvement in any of the five basic sectors where ESAP is active, and where SA is considered a critical means to achieve this.<br />
The wider objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of local governments to deepen Ethiopia's decentralisation process as a pathway to sustainable development.
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The overall goal of the project is a realized transition towards an equitable access to scarce water resources and increased water-use efficiency in the Awash Basin, through improved water resources management and water regulation.<br />
The aim of the joint pilot programme was to set up innovative projects in distinct urban environments, which aim to test and explore innovative forms of inclusive democratic urban governance in fragile and conflict-affected environments that contribute to reducing or preventing conflicts by tackling pressing social issues in an inclusive and integrated way. <br />