The NDDP is part of a commitment of the Austrian Government to support the decentralisation process that has been going on in Tanzania since 1996. The first phase of the Ngorongoro District Development Program (NDDP) was implemented from July 2002 to the end of December 2003.
The work plan and budget for this new phase starting January 2004 till end of June 2005 was established by the District following the recommendations of the review meeting that took place in October 2003.
In this phase focus is put on capacity building on various levels (village, ward and district) and on activities carried out in the productive and health sectors. Within the capacity building, studies and assessments are carried out as well as a baseline study based on results and outputs of the Community Needs Assessment and a District Revenue study. Activities within the productive sector include agriculture, livestock, community self organisation and small entrepreneurship, as well as sustainable use of natural resources whereas the health sector is focusing on health care through the hospitals in Wasso and Endulen.