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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 ACORD's experience in local planning in Mali and Burkina Faso


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 ACORD's experience in local planning in Mali and Burkina Faso Chris Roche Introduction Development Committees (LDCs), in practice such poorly resourced structures had great In Mali and Burkina Faso ACORD has difficulty in coordinating and planning such a attempted, through a variety of support to multitude of micro-projects. The second informal and formal groups, to reinforce the problem was that the majority of these groups did not have the economic and thus political participation of non-governmental structures clout to make their voice heard at the level of in local planning mechanisms. In both cases the LDCs. collaboration with governmental technical services and planning bodies was seen as essential to this process, though problematic. In the long term the programme aims to This abstract will attempt to draw some reinforce the capacity of the groups to play a tentative conclusions from this experience greater role at the level of the LDCs by encouraging, but not imposing, unions and relating particularly to the NGO/state federations (similar ACORD experiences in relationship. the Sahel zone of Burkina Faso proving relatively successful). However in the short Mali term ACORD, in order to create the space to achieve this, ...

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