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Bolivia: promoting community development with citizen participation


With project Concertar the SDC is helping communities in Bolivia to plan investment, make efficient use of resources and improve the range of services offered. The project also seeks to increase the involvement of the populace in the planning, decision-making and control process. In the interest of regional economic development, cooperation will also be undertaken between the private sector and farmers' organizations. Not only does poverty decrease in municipalities with improved local leadership, it also becomes possible to resolve conflicts more peacefully.

An innovative approach

Based on the assumption that opposing interests and conflicts can block local development, community development focuses on the common denominator underlying the different interests of the various actors, namely the authorities, citizens and the private sector.

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