Objective of the Project

The objective of this Project is to enhance and strengthen the institutional capacity of the local government system in Kerala to deliver services and undertake basic administrative and governance functions more effectively and in a sustainable manner.

The Project will benefit 941 Grama Panchayats (GPs) and 87 Municipalities in the State. Investments made by the GPs and Municipalities will indirectly benefit the entire population of the State outside the six City Corporation areas. The estimated cost of the Project is Rs 1195.8 crore.

Project Development Objective

KLGSDP has achieved its objective and the details are shown below

Sl No Activity / Task Current EOP Comments

Indicator One:

By end of project, 70% GPs and Municipalities will have passed the performance assessments for well- functioning fiduciary, planning and service delivery systems (total = 1038)

87% 85% Achieved
2 Indicator Two:

A well-established performance-based grant system is increasingly financed by GoK

86.6 (million USD) 60 Achieved
3 Indicator Three:

Number of direct project beneficiaries of which a certain percentage are female.

29.5 m





Along with institutionalisation of local governance systems and making the accounts systems in LSGIs up-to-date and almost error free, 43,000 sub projects in different sectors had been successfully implemented which contributed immensely in service delivery. Replicable models of Anganwadis, BUDS Schools, Crematoria, Fish Markets, Bus Stations, Smart Class rooms, Dialysis centres in hospitals, renovation of ponds and construction of small check dams, drinking water schemes, road connectivity, front offices etc. are some of the commendable contributions of the first phase of the KLGSDP. This project has yielded rich outcomes in terms of improvement in quality of service delivery, transparency in administration and enhanced utilisation of financial resources, which have largely contributed in improving the quality of lives of the people.

The ongoing phase of Kerala Local Government Service Delivery Project (KLGSDP) ID Credit No.4872-IN with World Bank assistance of Rs. 182.83 million USD equivalents to Rs.1093.34 crore will be completed by 29th December 2017. The ongoing phase has achieved the Project Development Objectives as endorsed by the latest Aide Memoire of the World Bank of its recent mission during 24th -27th October, 2017.