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Project Institutional and Implementation Arrangements

The holistic responsibility of this project and its implementation will lie with the Children Secretariat (CS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MWCA), with the participation of other relevant Ministries (Ministry of Hill country new villages infrastructure and community development, Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education), Provincial Councils and Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT), assisting in the progress of the project. The project Steering Committee (PSC) will be responsible in carrying out and monitoring all aspects pertaining to the project and its sub projects. The PSC will be chaired by Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, with representation from all other ministries present in the committee.

 All projects will be reviewed by the PSC, while annual work plans and budgets too will be allocated by this governing body. The PMU will be responsible in carrying out all matters relating to financial management and procurement throughout the project. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities too will be handled by them. In addition to this the PMU will bear the sole responsibility in consolidating all progress and financial reports to be submitted to MWCA and the World Bank (WB).

The Hill Country region is an active pocket, with many privately run ECD centers. However taking into consideration the large population there is growth potential. In order to address and facilitate the smooth running of operations the Ministry of Hill Country New Villages Infrastructure and Community Development (MoHCNVICD) have been appointed to oversee project activities in this sector, which are been carried out by the PHDT; while the PHDT reports on its progress to the PMU. 

Implementing partners

Provincial Councils (PCs)

District Secretariat

In collaboration with the District ECD coordinator located at the relevant DS coordinates with the Divisional Secretariats to carry out the following;

Divisional Secretariat Office

The Divisional Secretariat with the assistance of the MWCA ECD Officer carries out the following activities;

Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT)

The PHDT is a tripartite Organization consisting of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), Regional Planttaion Companies (RPCs) and Plantation Trade Unions (TU) formed by the GOSL. PHDT will be responsible in improving the ECD facilities and skills of the Child Development Officers in the Plantations under the ECD project.

PHDT will undertake the following activities under the supervision of the MoHCNVICD based on the work program agreed with the MWCA;