This paper presents data collection for a component of the project related to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and its indicators. It focuses on strengthening community participation via the Community Development Committee (CDC). As the implementation activities of the Focus Cities (FC) project have maximised, the work load and pressures of responsibility on the CDC members has increased. In Colombo (Sri Lanka), the FC study used water and sanitation as an entry-point to develop a model of participatory service provision that addresses how best to deliver different types of urban services to the poor.
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CEPA is an independent, Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty. CEPA strives to contribute to influencing poverty-related development policy, at national, regional, sectoral, programme and project levels.
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