This initiative will develop a demonstration project in one sector of the city of Bobo Dioulasso. The project will focus on the involvement and ownership of the community in organizing, delivering and maintaining basic urban services related to water and sanitation. It will serve as a basis for preparing a municipal strategy on basic urban services and will be replicated in other cities in Burkina Faso.
The project aims to find innovative responses to better access to basic urban services (water and sanitation) for the low-income population of one crowded settlement within the city. The main activities will be carried out by local NGOs and the Municipality of Bobo Dioulasso and will include, among others, preparation of a basic urban services profile for one sector, involvement through neighbourhood consultations, project documentation, implementation, follow-up and monitoring of the demonstration project, training on public-private partnerships for basic urban services, and development of a municipal strategy on basic urban services.
- A sustainable basic urban services strategy and action plan has been established.
- A system for application of EPM in basic urban services has been institutionalised.
- A long-term strategy on how to support local authorities to apply EPM in sustainable basic urban services has been developed.