The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a
Along with initiatives to strengthen the financial and managerial capacities of local governments to improve their performance, the program will promote the participation of local communities, including women and young people, in decisions on how public funds are allocated. The program will also contribute to improving direct access to municipal services for about 500,000 inhabitants living in disadvantaged communities.
"This program has a built in incentive for local governments to raise their standards of service delivery and more fully engage their citizens, by providing progressive rewards for improved performance, said Jaafar Sadok Friaa, World Bank Task Team Leader for the Program. "By including citizens in investment planning and making information on municipal actions available to all, this program also aims to answer the equally strong demand for more voice and participation."
This program forms part of a proposed
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