CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO QUALITY ASSURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
The National Planning Authority (NPA) has received financing from United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) to quality assure local government development plans and provide technical support to local governments. As part of the implementation of the Uganda Vision 2040, government of Uganda under the leadership of the National Planning Authority (NPA) has so far developed three (NDPI, NDPII and NDPIII) in the series of the six 5-year National Development Plans (NDPs), as required by the CNDPF, 2007. The latest being the Third National Development Plan (NDPIII, 2020-2025).
The NDPIII is premised on the programme approach to planning, budgeting, implementation and performance reporting. The programme approach supports better performance and greater accountability by applying a clear logic in planning, budgeting and implementation with a focus on the intended results at all levels.
The Local Government Development Planning Guidelines (LGDPGs, 2014) were revised to provide guidance on how to adopt programme-based approach to planning at higher and lower local government levels. The revised guidelines provide for integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, climate change, refugees, among others as well as localization of the SDGs and targets at the sub-national level. NPA has been supporting Local Governments (Districts and Municipal Councils) to formulate 5 Year LGDPs, 2020-2025 in line with the revised LGDPGs and alignment with the NDPIII. Thus, 112 out of the 176 LGs have developed LGDPs that are ready for review for quality assurance and alignment with the NDPIII
The overall objective is to support review of draft LGDPs for quality assurance and alignment with the NDPIII and provide technical support/backstopping to the LGs with capacity challenges in formulation and finalization of Plans.
In light of the above, NPA is seeking technical support in form of Ten (10) consultants to boost its institutional capacity to backstop the 64 LGs that have not submitted their draft plans, to fast track the process as well as review of all the LGDPs in alignment with the revised LGDPGs and NDPIII, ensuring integration of crosscutting issues —climate change, gender, refugees, among others, as well as SDGs.