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Burundi - Social Action Project (Twitezimbere) (English)

The main objectives of the project are to: (i) involve larger segments of the population in the growth process by encouraging a deeper participation of poor individuals in small-scale productive activities; (ii) improve the living conditions of the population through employment generation and better social services and infrastructure; (iii) foster the participation of local governments and non-governmental agencies in development-related activities; and (iv) improve government capacity to formulate and implement economic and social policies through a better monitoring of the social situation and a better knowledge of the patterns of poverty in the country. The Social Action Program will be mainly targeted at the poor (especially women and unemployed/underemployed youth) and will support: (a) income generating activities; (b) rehabilitation of basic social infrastructure such as primary schools and basic health facilities; (c) enhancement of small basic economic infrastructure such as bridges and feeder roads; (d) promotion of priority social activities such as family planning, food supplementation and literacy programs; and (e) development of local nongovernmental organizations, mainly through technical assistance and training. The Poverty Monitoring Program will contribute to set up a household and community survey system to produce socio-economic data necessary for following the evolution of living standards over time, identifying population groups for targeted assistance, and designing and assessing the country's development strategy to promote growth among the poor. The component includes the processing and analysis of existing household budget surveys, targeting vulnerable groups, and launching new household and community surveys. Critical elements of this component are capacity building for statistic services and demand-driven studies and analysis of the information collected for improving policies and programs.


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    Burundi - Social Action Project (Twitezimbere)

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Burundi - Social Action Project (Twitezimbere) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.