PLLSMA is a government decision making body established under section 110 (1) of the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local Level Governments. It’s core function is to implement national policies at the provincial level. Membership is made up of key national government agencies at the Department Head level to coordinate their work on policy implementation and service delivery. The chairman is the Secretary for Provincial and Local Government Affairs. DPLGA provides technical and Secretariat support to PLLSMA.
The Rural Service Delivery Project (RSDP) is sanctioned and implemented by the Government of PNG through a credit facility from World Bank and the Australian Government through a Grant for a period of up to five (5) years 2017 – 2022
The Project is a two cycle funding earmarked for 20 Local Level Government (LLGs) throughout the 19 Districts of the five provinces, which includes Central, East New Britain, Simbu, Western and West Sepik. It has been scaled up from the success of two pilot phase provinces namely; Central and Western from 2013 to 2016 and hosted by the Department of Provincial & Local Government Affairs (DPLGA).
Yes, DPLGA is a Central Agency and is a member of the Central Agency Coordination Committee (CACC) which is responsible for implementing the Government’s NEC policy directives.