With more sub-projects, poor communities in remote, rural areas of
The expanded project will continue to use local contractors, and employ people from local communities, to deliver labor-intensive, small-scale, demand-driven sub-projects to sparsely populated rural settlements, as well as to poor communities in urban areas. While individuals will benefit from short-term jobs and vocational training, their work will in turn benefit the entire community through the creation of new education and health related infrastructure, improved sewage and water services and paved roads.
The additional grant comes with a sharper focus on the inclusion of women and increased participation of citizens. Women engineers will be contracted for the design and preparation of sub-projects, and women will also be hired for the short-term jobs associated with project implementation. Mechanisms will be established for filing complaints and an extensive process of gathering citizen feedback on the results of sub-projects will be initiated.
By early this year, around 165,000 people had more access to primary health care as a result of the first phase of the
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