MONITORING OF LOCAL COUNCIL ASSOCIATIONS TRAINING
In 2011, RYWO was awarded a grant to monitor the Local Council Associations (LCAs) training in 136 Union Councils of District Rawalpindi. The main objective of the grant was to monitor and report on the quality of LCA training with pre and post-tests results.
LCA training was one of the core components of the UNDP funded program carried by the Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment. LCAs were registered bodies under the Societies Act of 1860. They served as an instrument for strengthening local democracy, sharing good practices and knowledge, reaching consensus, representing members’ needs, and systematically strategizing on common issues. The LCAs were established to advocate for the establishment of local democracy in the country.
Provincial-level LCAs were formed in all four provinces of Pakistan. The formation of union-level LCA aimed to organize and mobilize grass root level support for the reinstatement of elected local governments, thereby enabling local democracies to function again for the benefit of the people of Pakistan.