Initiative locale transfrontalière (LOBI)
Cross border areas have long been a central concern to West Africa’s sub regional politics and stability. Demarcation of borders and strategic location of natural resources have historically posed threats to peace and stability. Yet, these areas hold a largely untapped potential for development.
Que fait l'UNCDF pour aider ?
To respond to this development challenge and strengthen the governance of two West African cross-border regions, UNCDF and the Government of Luxembourg launched the Local Cross-Border Initiative (LOBI).
The new programme will support the definition of cross-border strategies and the piloting of cross-border local development processes to improve the economic stability and human security in the regions. The initiative will be implemented over a 5 year period beginning in 2012, in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).
As the LOBI pilots could be applicable to other border regions in Least Developed Countries, a technical review will be conducted in the second year to evaluate the programme against its intended outputs and define strategies for scaling-up.
Local Cross-Border Initiative
|OBJECTIF||To strengthen cross-border governance in the West African region through the definition of regional and national strategies and the promotion of pilot cross-border local development processes.|
|ACTIF AU||Burkina-Faso, Ivory-Coast, Mali, Niger.|
|UNCDF, Government of Luxembourg, UEMOA, ECOWAS|
|COûT TOTAL DU PROJET et CONTRIBUTION DE L'UNCDF||USD 11,770,000|
$1,819,000 (Gov of Luxembourg)