Burkina Faso is characterised by multidimensional fragility, to which the steady deterioration of the security situation has contributed since 2016. A non-discriminatory access to basic services and the appropriate involvement of citizens and non-state actors (civil society, associations, private sector) in local decision-making processes and accountability can currently not be guaranteed by central and local key actors. Due to inadequate basic services delivery (among others in the water, health and education sector) and limited opportunities for citizens to participate in decision-making processes to shape local development, the population’s trust in the state and its administration is dwindling.
Intensifying conflicts (e.g. over resources) cannot be adequately dealt with by the state, and non-state armed groups are recruited among disillusioned, mainly young people. Extremism and violent conflicts lead to an increasing erosion of social cohesion between population groups. The framework of decentralisation, supported by GIZ since 2005, has been adapted to this context as it is acknowledged that the support of local actors is key to peaceful development and social cohesion.
The objective of the programme is to improve demand-oriented municipal services relevant to social cohesion.
The project is organised via 4 outputs which are:
Good Governance and Civil Society
Period: 05.2021 – 03.2024
Country: Burkina Faso
The services provided by AMBERO are with respect to outputs 1 (national level), 2 (instruments of local democracy) and 3 (capacities of local actors) and are organised via three core processes: