Extending socioeconomic mapping into local governance: piloting a new methodology for utilizing REACH in planning processes
This 4-month project in Osh and Jalalabad will be based on and extend the findings of a previous project which identified tension, potential sources of disputes and allowed to draw socioeconomic maps of the area. The objectives of the project will be to introduce up to 80 representatives of local authorities and civil society members to available and accurate data about their community, such as the REACH mapping, and be trained on how to use this information to encourage participatory decision-making and budgeting. ACTED will collaborate and coordinate activities with other stakeholders and produce an offline mapping tool. The project will engage through working groups which will consist of up to 20 members from each target community and train them to the use of the offline mapping tool, therefore developing their capacities in best governance practices.