Press & Publications : Decentralization and basic services

Burkina Faso: the municipalities improve people’s access to basic social services and local democracy

Nearly half of the population in Burkina Faso lives below the poverty line. Their access to clean water, education or health care is often not guaranteed. With decentralisation, the Government of Burkina Faso aims to ensure that the development of these basic benefits is designed by local communities, in order…

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An emergency plan for fragile areas in Burkina Faso

For several years now, the countries of the Sahel-Saharan strip have been grappling with a security crisis driven by multifaceted root causes and bearing dramatic consequences for their populations. Since January 2016, Burkina Faso has been subject to attacks by terrorist armed groups (GATs) that initially occurred in the northern part…

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Strengthening access to drinking water supply and sanitation in Mauritania

The geographical and climatic characteristics of Mauritania make water accessibility a major and permanent historical challenge. Moreover, the effects of climate change have already begun to be felt on Mauritanian territory. Rising temperatures, droughts and increased heavy rains exacerbate the continuing trend towards the degradation of agricultural, forest and pastoral…

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Microcredit, a lever for economic self-sufficiency in Chad

In 2016, Chad launched the National Development Plan (Plan de Développement National, PND) for the period 2017-2021, based on the strategy “Vision 2030, the Chad we want”. The National Strategy for the Development of the Private Sector (Stratégie Nationale du Développement du Secteur Privé, SNDSP) for 2018-2021 stems from this…

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Strengthening access to water and sanitation in N’Djamena

20,000 residents of the 7th and 8th districts of the Chadian capital are benefiting from improved access to drinking water and sanitation. The N’Djamena Water & Sanitation Project (Projet eau & assainissement à N’Djaména, PEAN), cofinanced by AFD and the European Union, operates in the Habéna, Atrone, Amtoukoui, Boutalbagar, Zafaye…

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Covid-19 response in Niger:  joint efforts from German Cooperation and European Union

Raising awareness activities in Niger – Copyright ©GIZ     Much needed equipment has been handed out to over 25 healthcare centres and hospitals in different regions of Niger : 100.000 latex gloves, 96.000 surgical masks, 21.000 bars of soap, 300 handwashing stations and 250 thermometers. This donation has been…

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