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Senegal - Community Feeder Roads Project to Support the National Rural Infrastructure Programme (PPC/PNIR) - Project Completion Report (PCR)


In 1997, the Government of Senegal prepared a poverty reduction plan and in 1999 adopted a Decentralised Rural Development Policy Letter which was the concrete expression of the decentralisation policy stipulated in the Local Authority Code promulgated in 1996. At the time, the Government had also prepared a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) which in its current updated form (Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Paper - PRSP II) is the reference framework for the activities of all development partners, including the Bank. The PPC/PNIR, which focuses primarily on opening up rural areas through local level contracting, is in keeping with the Government’s strategic thrusts, because it is a direct translation of the PRSP II’s guidelines for “wealth creation” and “decentralised and participatory development” and an indirect translation of “promoting access to basic social services”.

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