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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2002): Community Regeneration and Development - Overseas

LOCAL INITIATIVES AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN URBAN AREAS: THE EXAMPLE OF YEUMBEUL IN SENEGAL

M Soumaré

International Social Science Journal, no 172, 2002 p. 261-266

Describes a programme to improve living conditions in a working class suburb of Dakar set up on the initiative of local civil society organisations. The initiative was backed by the Enda Third World Development Programme with assistance from the Unesco MOST programme. Priority problems were identified in consultation with local people and associations and a programme of remedial action was worked out.

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