Good Governance and Civil Society
Period: 2016-2021 (2 phases)
Country: Burkina Faso
Decentralisation has been enshrined in the constitution of Burkina Faso since 1991 and the country has been implementing the devolution process in stages since 1995. As of 2014, all relevant responsibilities have been formally transferred to the local authorities. Nevertheless, the new distribution of responsibilities between the different levels of government still poses major challenges for the successful structuring and implementation of the decentralisation process. The same applies to the complex negotiation process involving the population, civil society, municipalities, and local and national state bodies. The severe shortage of financial, specialist and human resources within municipal administrations is currently making it virtually impossible to provide basic services which meet people’s needs.
The overall objective of the programme is to support local authorities in order to enable them to offer improved and demand-oriented services. The PDDC’s services include expert and policy advice, process consultancy as training measures on different levels (multi-level approach). The implementation is carried out through activities divided into four areas in the regions East and South-West, namely:
The consortium AMBERO-GKW is responsible for the execution of field of action 2 “Local democracy and accountability” which aims to promote constructive relations between the state and society and, in this sense, to improve participation opportunities for citizens, especially women and young people.
Services in detail: