Local Governance and Service Delivery Project (LOGOSEED): Institutional Strengthening of Local Governments

Sub-Saharan Africa - South Sudan

2014-2018 | World Bank | USD 13.6M

Cowater was contracted by the Government of South Sudan to lead the delivery of LOGOSEED Component 3: Consulting Services for Institutional Strengthening of Local Governments. In this capacity, Cowater provided practical and targeted classroom and on-the-job training to county and state government officials across seven states and over 20 counties between 2014 and 2018. Training focused on three primary themes: local government planning, budgeting and financial management; public procurement of goods and services; and local infrastructure project (e.g. boreholes, latrines, classroom blocks, primary health units, gravel roads, markets, bridges, and cattle dips) design, appraisal, procurement, management and closure. As the project evolved, Cowater’s team was also asked to support the delivery of Component 1: Block Grants to Counties for Payam Development. The team provided technical assistance and support to LOGOSEED’s Project Management Unit with the delivery of community infrastructure projects through Payam Development Grants funded by LOGOSEED. This assistance included the preparation of additional or lower-cost infrastructure designs, assessing project proposals against technical, financial and environmental priorities; supporting the costing and procurement of over 800 community infrastructure projects, including tendering and contract award; supervision of project construction; preparation of contract extensions and review of cost variations for ongoing projects; preparation of payment certificates; and inspection of works for completed projects.

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