Local Development and Good Governance Programme (PDLBG)

Detailed description of project:

PDLBG is a joint programme of the German Financial Cooperation (KfW) and the Senegalese government in the priority intervention area “Support to decentralization und local development and promoting peace in Casamance” to support local governments (CL) in six regions of Sine Saloum and Casamance in the national effort of promoting local development and decentralization. The implementing agency is AGETIP (Agence d’Exécution des Travaux d’Intérêt Public contre le sous-emploi), the public authority charged with implementing investments on the local level.

The consultant supports AGETIP in achieving the following objectives: a) ensure the sustainable operation of economic and social infrastructure; b) build capacities for local self-governance; c) foster an enabling environment for decentralization and local development while considering the aspects for a good governance. In the Casamance region, the assistance aims at developing a productive and viable peace economy.

The objectives of the current phase will be accomplished through the delivery of the following three results:

  1. Sustainable socio-economic infrastructure is provided according to the needs of the population
  2. Capacity in rural communities / municipalities is built and good governance is established;
  3. In the Casamance region: Economic potentials are promoted to develop a sustainable peace economy. The construction of production roads and agricultural infrastructure has already proven its relevance to the socio-economic recovery and promotion of peace in Casamance.

To achieve this, the consultant’s activities aim at supporting AGETIP with the implementation of programme activities related to the following five programme components:

  1. Decentralization and local development in Sine Saloum;
  2. Major infrastructure in the Casamance region;
  3. Local development and good governance fund in the Casamance region;
  4. Implementation and monitoring support for the programme;
  5. Operation and Maintenance (O+M) support for community infrastructure.

Type of services provided:

The Consultant's services are aimed at supporting AGETIP and the target local governments in the implementation of the investment sub-projects for socio-economic development at all key stages of the project cycle, in particular:

  • Support AGETIP and local governments in the finalisation of two previous programmes (PRODDEL and ProCAS);
  • Review of the procedures manuals;
  • Elaboration of a practical guide for the programme implementation;
  • Calculate general and performance-based financial allocations to local governments based on pre-established criteria. Allocations are used to finance the implementation of local government projects in the Sine Saloum and Casamance (see components 1 and 3);
  • Identification and selection of projects for Component 2, i.e., the construction of approximately 200 km of laterite roads and the hydro-agricultural development of the valleys crossed. In addition, the project intervenes in five valleys targeted by the previous phase (ProCAS) to carry out additional developments ensuring the good hydraulic functioning and the development of the valleys (interior development);
  • Development of standard ToRs, support for contracting and verification of results;
  • Support to the management of the national contribution and its procedure by the public treasury;
  • Support to the local governments in the selection of sub-projects, the elaboration of project proposals and the realization of infrastructure projects (drinking water supply, school, market, social and sports, agricultural, health, transport, rural electrification, etc.);
  • Support and follow-up of the missions of the local consultancy firms; updating of the standard files of the infrastructures (standard plans); control of the technical studies; control and supervision of the building sites;
  • Training and support of the management committees of the target valleys; training and support of the local communities in the implementation of the projects of development of the roads;
  • Continuation of activities in the field of "care and maintenance" initiated by PRODDEL and their extension to the major infrastructures of Component 2;
  • Contribution to the sectoral dialogue by collaborating with other structures and programmes supporting decentralization in Senegal; close collaboration with AGEROUTE, the Regional Directorates for Rural Development (DRDR) and the Local Development Agencies (ARD);
  • Monitoring-evaluation and preparation of project progress reports;
  • Financial co-management of the programme: support in the elaboration of budgets; co-signature of the calls for funds from AGETIP to KfW.
BMZ through KfW
06/2013 – 08/2022
Contract value: 2,620,601 €