Blog » BBl Summary: Citizen Engagement in Cameroon
On November 30, the CDD Global Solutions Group hosted a BBL featuring Benjamin Burckhart, a senior social development specialist at the World Bank based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He and his colleagues Nicolas Perrin and Abel Bove shared their experience leading the Community Development Program Support Project (PDNP, in French), which began in 2004.
The project’s objective is to strengthen local public finance management and participatory development processes in communes (districts) to deliver sustainable social and economic infrastructure as part of the government’s decentralization efforts. In the project, communes receive small amounts of funding, and local leaders identify community needs through a participatory planning process. The project utilizes a range of feedback mechanisms, including scorecards and hotlines; it also includes performance-based grants to highly rated villages.
Highlights from the discussion included:
We thank Ben, Nicolas, and Abel again for the opportunity to discuss their citizen engagement approaches in this context.
The presentation is attached; the link to the video is here: https://worldbankgroup.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=26a6dca1-c93b-4e51…
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