The final chapter of a nine year plan to bring Cambodian government “closer to the people” through decentralization is almost finalized.
The National Committee for Sub National Democratic Development (NCDDS) hosted a meeting today with key donor agencies and citizens to discuss the Implementation Program III (IP-III), ahead of its scheduled approval at the end of this month.
The IP-III marks the final stage of the National Program, which was launched in 2010 to transfer key responsibilities from the national government to the provincial, district and commune level administrations, thereby decentralizing and deconcentrating Cambodian government.
It also aimed to improve the delivery of government services at a local level and promote “good governance” through democratic development.
This third and final chapter of the program outlines the service delivery and development responsibilities set to be strengthened at these sub-national administrations during 2018-2020.
It also describes how sub-national administrations will become increasingly autonomous during that timeframe.