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Urban Community Engagement for Cleaner Neighbourhoods

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Researchers: Tara Mitchell and Carol Newman

Partners: World Bank, Municipal Development Agency of Dakar

Location: Senegal

Sample: 2,400 households living in peri-urban areas of Dakar

Timeline: 2013-2016

Theme: Infrastructure and Health

Description:

This study is a component of the World Bank-assisted Stormwater Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project (PROGEP) and uses a randomized controlled trial to provide evidence on how PROGEP can best achieve its community engagement objectives. Community participation is seen a key factor to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure investments put on the ground by PROGEP. The impact evaluation component of the project will estimate the effectiveness of alternative mechanisms for engaging local populations in the preservation of public spaces. The two interventions studied by the evaluation are designed to achieve community engagement through (i) motivating communities to self-organize by financing community-proposed micro-projects; or (ii) targeting established community-based groups with social contract and performance-based incentives.