1.1 Conduct detailed
research to identify the demands of the municipalities for inclusion in the
respective chapter(s) of the forthcoming 8th five-year plan:
Considering the contexts of the municipalities, each municipality will identify their needs/demands associated with poverty reduction with direct technical support from MAB.. In order to carry out the above activity, following sub-activities will be undertaken:
Organize required IT supports and designing of
the template for online data collection on the specific major needs of the
Municipalities associated with poverty reduction through the direct technical
supports from MAB.
On finalization of the method for data
collection, orienting the Municipality/local government with dissemination of
the template and process to be undertaken for the purpose
Complete the plan for online data collection from
the sources as designed, processing of the collected data and subsequently
preparation of draft report
Organize sharing of the draft report with the
local government for validation of the results on the provided data for the
purpose. Gather comments from those concerned and if necessary, verify
suitability for incorporation in the process.
Finalize preparation of the report to share with
the wider level of stakeholders concerned with the objective and course of
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1.2 Engage a core
group (consisting the national level think tanks, urban experts and academia)
to monitor and ensure that the requirements coming from the
municipalities are reflected in the final recommendations:
MAB will identify a few potent urban experts,
academic and think tanks to involve with their activities for periodically from
its resource pool / connection so that high standard quality can be achieved
for all of the activities. In order to
do that following sub activities will be accomplished:
Identify the members of the concerned
professional bodies, think tanks, CSOs, academia, urban experts and develop a
core group for expected role to influence the national planning process
Organize appropriate discussion with the group
and share the report based on the needs gathered from the Municipalities, to
form an approach with the view to monitor and relatively ensure demanded
inclusion of the municipal needs in respective national plan.
· Keep cooperating with the respective roles of the group to the objective as appropriate.
1.3 Develop a policy
briefs related to urban poverty based on the data collected and conduct a
national level workshop to advocate for addressing urban challenges in the 8th
Five Year Plan:
In order to keep pace with the ongoing schedule
for preparation of the 8th Five Plan, for effectiveness of holding national
level workshop to advocate for addressing the urban challenges in the 8th Five
Year Plan is very much necessary, and MAB will undertake the following
sub-activities for this purpose:
Revisit the research findings and the report and
prepare and short policy brief based on the identified needs/ demands associated
with poverty reduction by the core group and analyze the outcomes of the survey
report and other relevant documents to necessarily develop or organize certain
materials, presentations signifying on the urban poverty status, municipal
needs, challenges etc.
Plan of organizing activities to hold the event
at right and strategically suitable time and preparing for the workshop with
venue selection, identifying the participants and inviting them as well as all
other logistic supports.
Conduct the national level workshop on “urban
challenges of the local government and few recommendations for policy forward”.
The title may be changed as per agreement between MAB and UNDP.