Strengthening Citizen Participation in Local Government Activities in Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia

Strengthening Citizen Participation in Local Government Activities in Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia

Armenia
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To establish Service Improvement plans in 7 villages of Talin region/Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia

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Your idea
Country your work focuses on:

Talin Region/Armenia

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What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

<$100

Innovation
Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.

To establish Service Improvement plans in 7 villages of Talin region/Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia

What makes your idea unique?

Currently local authorities are not working in harmony with citizens. The project is aimed to seed elements of citizen participation in local government decision making. As a result local authorities will accustomed to involve citizens in projects.

What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)

Community development , Public Participation & Engagement , Citizen participation , Citizen sector , Democracy and voting , Public policy , Volunteerism .

What impact have you had?

Both citizens and local authorities will establish good practice of working together to solve community problems. The community will have comprehensive plan for future improvements and document for fundrasing purpose.

Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.

Citizen involvement or partnership in local government decision making

Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.

The established citizens groups in communities will define problem priorities. Jointly with community authorities citizens representative will elaborate plan for further development: implementation of projects related to service delivery. The plan will assist local government authorities to establish partnership and solve problems in communities.

Impact
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:

The elaborated plan will be under the control of local authorities and municipalities will seek funding from the state source or donors.

Success in Year 2:

CAGs will be involved in future fundraising efforts to find funding according to the plan.

Success in Year 3:

The elaborated plan might be updated and new problems will put in.

Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)

The plan will be elaborated by CAGs in communities.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:

Provision of General meetings in 7 communities.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:

Election of Civic Action Group members.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:

CAG will work with local authroties to define problems, elaborate action plans.

Describe the expected results of these actions.

Community will have comprehensive service iimprovement plans and opportunity for prospective fundings.

What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Collaboration/partnership of citizens with local authorities.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

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How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Website

Sustainability
What would prevent your project from being a success?

Reluctance of local authorities.

Financing source
If yes, provide organization name.

Yes. Community Development NGO.

How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)

More than 5 years.

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Yes it does.

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)

yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)

no

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Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)

no

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

Local governments should agree to collaborate with citizens.

How many people will your project serve annually?

100-1000

What is your organization's business classification?

Non-profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?

14

Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)

None of the above.