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The Agenda 2030 identifies communities as co-implementers, not just beneficiaries. If they are to fulfill this role, new approaches to development are needed that empower communities and promote their engagement. The Cities Alliance Country Programme approach offers an interesting example of how this could be achieved.
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In Dedougou, a community built a market to promote local economic development. It is a simple market where locals can sell their produce. Yet, this simple, single-roof market will make entrepreneurs out of women and will become a means of livelihood for the locals. More than anything , this market brings pride to the community.
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Organised as part of the Cities Alliance Burkina Faso Country Programme, the Tenkodogo Municipal Urban Forum was the first in the country and a major milestone for the city and for the national government’s efforts to create a more inclusive approach to urban development.
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