Local Collective Development Projects (PAISD)

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The programme is aimed at providing assistance to Senegalese migrant organisations living in France that wish to support development goals in their country of origin, Senegal. The focus lies on four themes for support by the Senegalese government: private economic investments, skills transfer by Senegalese migrants, support to local collective development projects, voluntary services for development, and ICT development.

Results

• 80,000 people have access to infrastructure at less than 5 kilometres from their residency
• over 5,000 students have access to education
• 80,000 people have access to potable water
• water reserves created and made accessible for fishery projects andother agricultural activities

Activities

Support the implementation of projects related to:
• Education infrastructure
• Water faciliaties
• Sanitation infrastructure
• Agricultural projects
• Vocational training centres

OrganisationPAISD
Organisation typeGovernment department in a origin country
Sector(s)
  • Construction/Infrastructure
Countries
  • Senegal
Region(s)
  • West Africa
Websitehttp://www.codev.gouv.sn/
Partnerships

• government of France
• migrant associations
• local partners

Financial contributors

Challenges

Finance

Co-development
The government of France established a partnership with the government of Senegal in order to support joint migration and development efforts for Senegalese migrants based in France. The country of origin, Senegal, offers up to 70% of total funding for the projects by migrant organisations based in France, which are aimed to stimulate local development in their home communities. The partnership between the governments, otherwise known as co-development, strengthens relations between government departments as well as reduces the pressure of the host country, France, in their development assistance requirements.

Local ownership

National development priorities
The challenge in implementing a development project often lies in coordinating the efforts in line with existing projects. If new development projects are started that do not fit into existing plans, such as national government development plans, this might mean that the project has a counter-productive effect on development. Because of the character of the project, in which government departments are involved in the selection and streamlining of migrant funds, the remittances projects implemented are in line with the national development priorities of the government. This counters the potential challenge that development efforts introduced by migrant communities might conflict with national efforts. Now, because of the co-development set-up, the projects are in line with the development aims of the national government and can support and complement existing projects.