The programme objective is to contribute to rural economic and institutional development in the Borgou and Alibori Departments, driven by sustainable infrastructure projects.
The improvement of conditions for business professionals will help to increase institutional capacity at the municipal level thanks to revenues from taxes and improved quality of life of private sector actors (producers, livestock farmers, artisans, and merchants) as well as local collectives. This will be achieved through sustainable infrastructure and business development projects. The programme is being implemented by the SNV-APIC-SWISSCONTACT consortium under the lead of SNV Benin.
The programme objectives are as follows:
The third component, implemented by Swisscontact Benin, involves supporting local construction professionals and entrepreneurs by strengthening their technical capacities to build local infrastructure and enable them to access markets. The programme will use existing local institutions to involve local professional associations in sensitizing and training construction professionals. It also will promote private initiatives to produce local materials in order to ensure their market sustainability and facilitate market access by building infrastructure beyond the programme itself.
October 2013 – September 2017
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
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