document and reports available
Gedaref and Red Sea States
- December 2012
Ministry of Federal Governance,
Sudan; Ministry of Finance, Ministry
of Local Governance and Administration,
Government Secretariat, State
Legislative Assemblies of three
States of Red Sea, Kassala and
Gedaref; Civil Society organizations.
person in UNDP:
Surayo Buzurukova, Regional Programme
Manager, Eastern Sudan.
The Local Governance Development Public
Expenditure and Management (LGDPEM)
programme is a pioneering intervention
that helps build effective, legitimate,
and resilient states in Eastern Sudan.The
programme focuses on public sector
processes and how to involve civil
society in political, economic and
administrative decision making. This
post conflict development programme
strives to overcome challenges such
as weak state legitimacy, polarization
along identity lines, weak capacity
for decentralization, poor fiscal
management, and social distrust.
The LGDPEM promotes inclusive participation
of all members of society by strengthening
State-Federal relations, supporting
efficient and effective public resource
management, helping to build up responsive
governing institutions and strengthening
the capacity for decentralized governance
in line with the interim national
constitution and development priorities.
Under this programme, mechanisms are
set up and local capacities built
to undertake small scale community
based projects under the Local Development
Fund. The overarching goal is to improve
living conditions through strong partnerships
between the local authorities and
the target communities.
of the project's major achievements
• Consultative workshop held
on coordination and harmonization
of Federal-State relations.
• Communiqué signed
between Ministry of International
Cooperation, Ministry of Federal Governance,
Ministry of Finance and UNDP on a
plan of action to strengthen the framework
of decentralization in Sudan.
• Steering Committees in
three states (Kassala, Gedaref and
Red Sea) established with the aim
to develop a more sector-coordinated
management approach, both at the state
and the regional level.