USAID-Liberia Accountability Voice Initiative (LAVI and the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Coalition has launched an information gathering report focused on the management and monitoring of the County Social Development Fund.
The report is geared towards increasing public awareness among citizens and policy-makers to lay the basis for advocacy for necessary changes in the management and administration of the Social Development Fund (CDF).
A thorough desk review and validation workshop by the Natural Resource Management Coalition identified four thematic areas relating to the CSDF. Management and administrative failures were high on the list.
It also highlighted some core challenges that characterized the management and monitoring of the County Social Development Fund (CSDF) which include management and administrative failure, lack of accountability where systemic corruption facilitated by weak civil society, poor transparency as well as few avenues for inclusive citizen participation and lack of citizens awareness on the CSDF.
According to the report, there were dissatisfactions expressed by citizens and civil society actors how the County Social Development Funds are implemented by counties administration.