World Vision Cambodia, in cooperation with the Wathnakpheap Organisation, today signed an MoU with 11 partner NGOs to implement the second phase of a public delivery project expected to benefit nearly three million people over a two-year period.
A joint press release today stated that the Implementation of Social Accountability for Better Public Service Delivery Project will cost $2,852,400 and is funded by the European Union and co-funded by World Vision Germany.
The statement said the project is expected to benefit 2.8 million people through the improvement of public delivery services in 292 communes, 571 primary schools and 126 health centres across five province in the Kingdom. The provinces are Takeo, Kampong Cham, Pursat, Battambang and Kampong Speu.
The statement said the first phase of the project was from 2015 to last year and the second phase will run until November 30 next year.
Speaking after a signing ceremony, Ngy Chanphal, an Interior Ministry secretary of state and chairman of the partnership steering committee for the Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF), said that the project will strengthen the public delivery system at the sub-national level.
He noted that officials will be trained to clearly understand how to effectively provide services and solve issues faced by the community.
“We all need to work together to identify and solve problems our people face,” Mr Chanphal said. “We have to provide guidelines to officials on how to tackle problems.”
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