A team from the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) are in East Guadalcanal Constituency to carry out assessment and verification on the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) funded projects. The monitoring team will visit most of the 2020 and 2021 CDF-funded projects and interview project beneficiaries to get their views on how CDF transformed their lives. Constituency monitoring of CDF projects is part of the MRD’s ongoing activity on CDF-funded projects being implemented within the 50 constituencies.
Monitoring and Evaluation team leader Ms. Timoly Carter said relevant data and information collected will support the ministry in its responsibility to assess project status and the impact the fund (CDF) have on the lives of constituents.
“Not only is the data collected important, but gathering evidence on the ground by officers that constituencies utilized the funds for its intended purpose is paramount,” she added.
Ms. Carter said the team will also use the opportunity to conduct awareness on the reforms that the ministry is undertaking as well as the roles and mandates of MRD and how they collaborate with their Constituency Office to implement such needed services in East Guadalcanal.
CDFs are allocations of public funds provided to Constituencies to support rural development initiatives as per constituency development priorities. According to the Solomon Islands Constituency Development Fund Act 2013 (s.5) ‘funds may be allocated for development purposes to individuals, group income- generating projects, or community projects.’
Source: Ministry of Rural Development