Parish Development Model (PDM)

  • Period: November 2019 – October 2021
  • Partners: Cities Alliance, AVSI Foundation, UBOS
  • Project Type: Urban Migrants

About PDM

The Parish Development Model (PDM) is the last mile strategy for service
delivery by Government of Uganda for improving incomes and welfare of all Ugandans at the household level.

It is an extension of the whole-of-government approach to development
as envisaged under NDPIII, with the Parish as the lowest administrative and operational hub for delivering services closer to the people and hence foster local economic development

The PDM underlies the spirit of harmonisation of government interventions with every MDAs focusing on; delivering services closer to the people; and measurable results at the Parish level in order to ensure transformation of the subsistence households into the money economy. This transformation requires organised, integrated, well-coordinated and results-based efforts.

The PDM is therefore Government of Uganda’s approach that delivers a package of services and entails;

  • Creating data systems that constantly feed the whole Government with realtime information concerning various interventions at the Parish level. The data generated and interpreted will improve the understanding of the different and
    unique characteristics of households across the country and hence provide the basis for the delivery of targeted interventions.
  • Dedicated efforts and investments in the organisation and coordination of farmers at Parish level and other value chain actors through area-based commodity clusters to increase production and productivity that will create sustainable agricultural
  • Regular provision of agricultural extension and education to farming households including business management training and access to finance
  • Build infrastructure and systems that support processing and marketing of Uganda’s agricultural products.
  • Strengthen participatory planning by local communities to collectively identify and address systemic bottlenecks that affect local economic development
  • Provide access to financial services to households that operate in the subsistence economy but with bankable projects along the value chain of the 18 priority
  • Monitor, mobilize and enforce compliance in the community to undertake infrastructure like hygiene and government policy on social services (education, Health)
  • Mobilising & sensitising Households for socio-economic development for self-help projects, hard work on the 18 enterprise crops along the value chain, savings and
  • Addressing vulnerability among youth, women, PWDs at the grassroots by developing and Implementing Action Plans for inclusion of disadvantaged interest

PDM Pillars

Production, Storage, Processing and Marketing
Infrastructure and Economic Services
Financial Inclusion
Social Services
Mindset change and cross cutting issues (Gender, environment, Disability etc)
Parish Based Management Information System
Governance and Administration