Strengthening Democratic and Decentralized Local Governance in Cambodia
The Democratic and Decentralized Local Governance (DDLG) Project, a partnership between the European Union (EU) and the UNDP, supports Cambodia’s decentralization process with a specific focus on strengthening good governance at the lowest sub-national level (rural communes and urban sangkats).
The project fosters accountability and local cooperation mechanisms for more effective and responsive local governance policies for greater local participation and civic engagement. It contributes to the formulation of national policies, provides capacity development at central and sub-national levels and support Cambodia’s new association of local councils. It also provides technical assistance and grants for inter-commune cooperation projects that respond to local needs, and contribute to strengthening the capacity of communes, to plan and implement local infrastructure and service delivery projects.