The Local Government Support Project (LGSP) is a four-year activity to assist local governments to design and implement policies and procedures that contribute to good governance, develop capacity to meet decentralized authorities and responsibilities for services in a transparent manner, and provide basic services that engender growth of local economies and make services more cost effective and efficient. The LGSP has three interrelated components:
1. Improve municipal service delivery, including planning, service management and service quality and quantity. Component one will assist in the development of physical, strategic, and financial planning that supports local infrastructure coverage and /or quality improvements as well as the use of more effective and efficient methods of service organization. Technical assistance shall be provided to support detailed plans for improved management and infrastructure improvements based on the plans, with assistance to secure funding and leverage co-finance for implementation.
2. Increase revenues available to local governments and improvements in financial management practices. Component two provides assistance to strengthen the financial management basis for planning and executing service improvements and maximizing the revenue potential of the local government.
3. Municipal Energy Efficiency Component three assists with the development and implementation, as the case may be, of local energy efficiency plans and practices, and improves planning to attract capital investments to reduce the heavy cost of energy on local government budgets. Activities will assist with local energy efficiency plans and support management of municipal energy efficiency projects.