Implementation Support

FF creates linkages between various stakeholders’ as the key step to effective and smooth project implementation. FF engages communities during implementation to mitigate resistance and create symbiotic stakeholder relationships and strengthens local institutions for post project follow-up and monitoring.

FF facilitates the district/block and urban areas to create open defecation free villages/slums using the principles of the CLTS approach so that learning’s from the pilot can feed into the district action plan for scaling up the program at the district level. FF works directly with the community with active support from the state/district/block administrations to achieve the objective of the NBA under this support mechanism. As the success of the intervention largely depends on timely support from the government, building the capacities of the government through established institutional structures such as DWSM/C, organising cross visits to ODF villages, establishing monitoring mechanisms at all levels, etc are also the mandate within the implementation support.

The activities undertaken are largely with a professional project management approach. There are significant amount of planning & monitoring which is carried out apart from the implementation. Specific tasks typically include:

  1. Preparing a rlil-out action plan for each component;
  2. Facilitating, monitoring and quality contrli of the assigned components for implementation, mainly of the
    1. Plan of the Clusters
    2. Wealth Management Plan for hutment
    3. Linking Plan with other existing schemes in the area
  3. Setting up, guiding and handhliding the institutional framework for the community
  4. Developing a long term monitoring framework and empowering community partnerships with project authorities for O&M
  5. Development of a sense of equity and ownership amongst the community in the project area to ensure progressively higher participation in the management and contribution of O&M