PGO - Responsive Governance

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OVERVIEW    

The Responsive Governance (RG) activity enhances good governance, public financial management, and effective service delivery in conflict-affected municipalities. To increase citizen trust in the Government of Colombia (GOC), RG strengthens Colombian public officials and institutions’ capacity to effectively plan, finance, and deliver vital public services, like health and education. RG also empowers citizens to participate in their communities and promote government accountability and responsiveness to citizen interests. RG is implemented in 27 municipalities and it runs from October 2020 to October 2024.    

COMPONENTS

STRENGTHENING DECENTRALIZATION

RG strengthens national-level GOC policies, systems, mechanisms, and institutions to improve public service delivery in targeted municipalities.

IMPROVING MUNICIPAL PERFORMANCE

RG strengthens municipal public financial management systems to comply with national standards, increase revenue performance, and advance peace implementation in targeted municipalities.

INCREASING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

RG promotes civil society, media, academia, and the private sector’s engagement in local governance processes and peace implementation.

STRENGTHENING OVERSIGHT INSTITUTIONS

RG enhances oversight institutions’ capacity to monitor public resources in the health, education, and infrastructure sectors. RG works with the Controller General’s Office, the Inspector General’s Office, Local Controllers, the Attorney General’s Office, and Personerías.

PROVIDING RAPID RESPONSE

RG uses a rapid response component to adapt to the changing context. To this end, RG works closely with its regional offices and local strategic partners to identify context-specific emerging dynamics, opportunities, and challenges.  

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Increase private sector involvement in local development;
  • Improve municipal governments’ capacity to access government and private sector resources;
  • Strengthen national oversight institutions’ capacity to prevent abuse and mismanagement of public funds;
  • Develop and strengthen citizen networks to participate in decision-making and monitor public investment and peace implementation; and
  • Increase GOC institutions’ effectiveness and responsiveness to improve health, education, and infrastructure public service delivery and implement the Peace Accord.
Contact Information
Vanessa Molina

E-mail: Vanessa_Molina@dai.com

Last updated: April 06, 2021

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