A two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for key local government functionaries of the country began on Wednesday, 10 August, 2016 at National Institute of Local Government (NILG) in Dhaka.
The immediate effect of RTI training was recruitment of designated Information Officer in most of the UZPs.
Citizen engagement in local development planning and budgeting that directly affect their lives was enhanced significantly through four thematic workshops held in 65 UZPs under seven select districts.
Nine experience sharing meetings held in 2015 helped peers to better prepare Upazila Parishad (UZP) Information, Plan and Budget Book.
As part of peer learning, nine exchange visits were held last year from non-pilot districts to pilot districts.
The functionaries of Upazila Parishad (UZP), through a two-day training held last year on “Planning, Budgeting and Local Resource Mobilization” were highly motivated to mobilize local resource to meet local development needs.
A three-day specialized training on financial management, audit and public procurement rules (PPR) held last year helped UZP functionaries improving their understanding and skills in financial and audit issues and dealing PPR in compliance with Upazila Parishad Act.
Aimed at speeding up UZP activities to make the local body more functional, the Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) last year held 28 district-level quarterly coordination meetings in seven selected districts to monitor and review progress.