TALD Pilot Project LCA KP

Local Level Developments using bottom-up approach

The Territorial Approach to Local Development (TALD) is implemented in the three different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for local development. This bottom-up approach is acquired to usefully utilize councils where the development is intended. The planning process was exercised in the selected areas. The planning team has been formed to collect relevant data on the area. In the TALD method of implementing a project, local governments are considered to be political actors with decision making powers rather than just holding the management tasks. All the development is transpired by leveraging place-specific resources through enabling political and institutional mechanisms of governance and administration at the local level. 

The projects are supported by the CLGF and the European Union and implemented by the Local Councils Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1. Construction of a Plain Cement Street Union Council Makori 73 (District Mardan)

The students of the Union Councils Makori 73, Mardan faced numerous challenges due to nonreliable passage to their school. The passage to the school has been affected by uncalled rain and sewage water. Children have less motivation and a feasible situation to regularly attend school.

Ihtisham Khan (Local Councils Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa member and Ex District Nazim, Mardan) completed the TALD process.  The street was a responsibility of the local government of the area, but due to lack of funds and the absence of local governments, the development was halted.

2. Construction of Drainage System Union Council Mathra (District Peshawar)

Around 500 students are getting the education, with a 30% ratio of females. The clean passage to the school was established with an urge to the regular school commute. Due to this clean and concreted path, stray dogs and rainwater can’t create hurdles for children to attend school.

In this village, around 1200 people are living and these simple individuals have been continuously demanding cemented drains in the village from their respective local government members the lack of funds and the broken system couldn’t make this happen. LCA KP and CLGF with the support of the EU, build the cemented drains for this village under the TALD PILOT PROJECT.

The drainage issue of this village has been one of the most neglected issues for years. Every concerned local government ignored this development task due to the limitation of funds or personal interests. This project solved a year-long problem.

Earth drains were prone to clogging and stretching, these concrete lining drains provided a clean and beautiful look to our village. The earth drains were shallow and can easily be torn by foot pressure on the borders after the concreted drains our children can play outside.

Waseem Akram (Councillor District Mathra, Coordinator LCA KP)  completed the TALD process in this village, this village named Buda Kandar Khel situated in Union Council Mathra, Peshawar is around 300 years old, and in the last 40 years, it is the first-ever development work happening in this village for the betterment of the people. There were many factors involved in selecting this area the residents could not perform any daily routine tasks due to clogged stormwater. This drain is 1170 feet long and solved many issues of the villagers such as commute to schools, infertility of land due to drain water and hygiene issues etc.

3. Installation of Water Hand Pumps Union Council Hero Shah (District Malakand)

Ex. Nazim and Convenor of LCA KP Ahmed Ali Shah pointed this relevant area in the need for clean drinking water. this area has a shortage of drinking water and now have this solution due to the completion of this Project.

Union Council Hero Shah is the biggest one in the whole Malakand District, and the installed clean water pumps are facilitating 60% population of the UC. Markets, graveyards, schools and basic health units all are retaining clean water from these water pumps.

In this village, people had to walk 2 miles to get clean drinking water, but now this facility is within reach. Because of the absence of electricity, the electric water pumps cannot work in the region. So, this area is fairly facilitated by this Project.


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