In total 21,021 households live in the project target areas. During the first and second phase of the project implementation, the project flyers informing about the project and meetings were distributed to every household in the ger area. However, during the phase three the main attention was paid to the mobilizing established subproject groups, CBOs, and associations.
Delivering the project flyers to household to household was one of the efficient approaches employed by the project team for community mobilization. Additionally, delivering the project information to each household ensured those women, disabled, elders and other marginalized groups to have equal access to the project.
In total 38,093 project flyers have been distributed to the ger area households and have been invited for first meetings (as in the second phase another mobilization activity commenced, many households received flyers twice).
In total 35.358 inhabitants of project targeted ger areas have participated in 4 stages of meetings and 14 types of trainings during project implementation.
As a result of the seminars and workshops, the communities gained knowledge about developing proposals, conducting surveys, introducing initiative and appealing community, resolving conflicts and cooperating with each other. Moreover, they able to reveal and and develop their internal resources. Therefore, community' self and mutual confidence regarding the cooperation with the local governments has increased vastly.
PIU and LPIU organized Participatory planning , Participatory Planning in the Context of a Community-Driven Development Approach , Transect walks and Round table discussions with local government administrators, specialists and inspection agency specialists seven times and 216 people attended these seminars and workshops. Therefore local administrators and specialts realized advantages of community-initiated and implemented activities and the success of their engagement will depend on community involvement. Moreover they gained knowledge about how to increase community involvement
In total, 321 SP concepts including 48 CBO-projects prepared by communities and approved by the subproject committee (SPC) since the project commencement.
During the development of those subproject documents, community had the possibility to cooperate with engineers and architects to follow national standards.
During the project implementation period, in total 314 subprojects have been implemented in the three target areas. Out of them, 50 income generating category, 21 livelihood improvement, 112 projects aimed on an improved living environment. 131 bigger infrastucture (68) subprojects and social services (63) subprojects have been implemented by SPGs and CBOs.
175 subproject groups have been established in the three targeted ger area since 2008. After completion of the project PIU staffs evaluated 175 SPGs and 19 CBOs according to seven criteria including the communities' opinions following the participatory approach.
Very good SPG and CBO 67
2081 members of 175 groups have been involved actively in the project implementation and over 60,000 households have benefited directly or indirectly from the project
No written complaints were received during the project implementation.
The highlighting success of the project was transparency, the local communities highly appreciated its transparent and clear process of subprojects monitoring by the community members. In accordance to the implementing model of the project, the community groups initiate the projects and make a proposal by themselves and implement. All these processes have been controlled by the communities themselves. In other words the project provided an opportunity for the community members to learn transparency by doing. (community empowerment assessment report)
The progress reports of the project clearly indicate that the activities were implemented as scheduled. However due to rare complications during the procedure, some small infrastructure projects have been slightly delayed. Generally the project conducted activities as it was planned.
Aiming at sharing information and experience with community and local administrators, four series of newsletter Information on ger area have been published and distributed to the three targeted ger area residents and local administrators. Additionally a documentary film Our participation will change everything has been produced and broadcasted twice by Mongolian National Broadcasting television.
PIU organized three roundtable discussion with other CDD projects and programs funded by donors and state budget to share experiences.
24 times TV broadcastings and newsletter articles have been produced locally in order to provide information of project activity to local administration and informal institutions.
The PIU organized a national conference on Community Driven-Development involving representatives from international organizations, projects, programs, delegates of all aimag Civil Representative Councils and soum governance administration on 9th of September, 2011 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in order to share information and practice and disseminate community-driven development approach.
Community development advisor Anna Kleinschroth developed a report about water kiosk construction based on Public Private Partnership to GIZ.
Maintaining an information board is one method of ensuring transparency. Within the project frame, all subproject groups and CBOs updated their information boards continuously and exposed them during public events. It has been a good way to ensure transparency within community and local administration.