The first objective was to develop a Block Grant implementation model suitable for the conditions in the province, by a task force with members from key departments with the technical support from the project, piloted in two districts and one provincial department. The second component was to develop a socio-economic planning framework useful for the specific needs in Cao Bang that consisted of a simple but expandable database for collection and analysis of reliable data, together with capacity building in using new tools and methods for local planning.
1. Introduced block grants at district level and provincial departments
2. Developed tools for poverty and situation analysis on provincial and district level and
3. Established a project management organisation.