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Local Development Practices and Instruments in West Africa and their Links with the Millennium Development Goals

A Synthesis of Case Studies from UNCDF Programmes in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal

  • Author: UNDP
  • Publication date: June 2008
  • Page count: 132
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 08.III.B.6

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This report presents an analysis of the political and legal contexts in which local development projects take place and explains how this environment influences their implementation. It highlights the difficulties United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and its development partners face in implementing decentralization policies and programmes in the region. Furthermore, the report describes the instruments and tools commonly used in UNCDF’s decentralization and local development projects and focuses on the development results obtained.