EKITI STATE OF NIGERIA
Ekiti State Community and Social Development Agency (EKCSDA) was established in April, 2009 to implement World Bank Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) which is a scale-up intervention programme of Community Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) that ended in 2008 after eight (8) years of implementation.
The World Bank Board of Directors approved $200Million to the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for the implementation of CSDP on July 1, 2008 in Washington DC. Financing Agreement was signed by the FGN and World Bank on 24th November, 2008 for $200m. The Project was established by law by the State Government on 27th February, 2009 and subsidiary agreement was signed by FGN and Ekiti State Government on 1st April, 2009 for $5m.
The Project duration is for five (5) years ending in 31st December, 2013.
The main Objective of the Project is:
.To sustainably increase access of poor people to social and natural resource infrastructure services,
Other support from CSDP includes:
.To support empowerment of community and LGAs for sustainable development.
.To encourage increased percentage of Local Government budgets that incorporate Community Development Plans (CDPs).
Three (3) major sources of funds to the Project:
-International Development Association (IDA) – To provide a nominal allocation of $5m at an estimated sum of N750m.
-State Govt to contribute N100m annually to the project.
-Benefitting communities to pay 10% of the total cost of the approved CDPs for their communities. However, the community contributions are to be deposited into the community’s bank account opened in their community project name whose signatories are the communities’ CPMC members.
There are three (3) major project components namely:
-Community Driven Investment component
-LGA/Sectoral Ministries capacity and partnership building component
-Coordination and Programme support component
As of date, the Agency is intervening in One Hundred and Five (105) communities across the sixteen (16) Local Government Areas (LGAs) within the State.
The LGAs are Ado, Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South West, Ekiti West, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ise/Orun, Ikole, Ido/Osi, Oye, Moba, Ijero, Emure, Ikere, Ilejemeje and Gbonyin LGAs.
The Agency has approved and is funding a total of One Hundred and Five (105) Community Development Plans (CDPs). A community Development Plan has atleast three (3) Micro projects in its envelope thus making Three Hundred and Twenty Four (324) Micro Projects in the approved CDP
Micro Projects by Sector.pptx