Local development in the wake of turbulence: The example of the I Yeke Oko project (2019 - 2023)

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Implemented since 2019 in the Central African Republic and Cameroon, the "I Yeke Oko" project ended in June 2023. It aimed to strengthen local administrations, plan and facilitate local development in a concerted manner, consolidate social ties and revive the rural economy. Financed by AFD, the project was implemented by a consortium of 5 international organisations (including the French Red Cross as lead partner) and 5 national organisations.

Iram has published a capitalisation report on the activities it supported over four years. Written by several Iram employees with valuable inputs and guidance from the project teams and close partners, this capitalisation work draws lessons in 3 main areas:

  • Local governance and capacity-building of and with local authorities and decentralised services;
  • Management of agro-pastoral areas and strengthening dialogue between farmers and livestock breeders,
  • Local economic development through i) territorial/regional economic planning and ii) young project leaders training and economic inclusion.
  • Read the report (105 p.) (only available in French for now).

    An online map has also been produced to complement the report and show the main achievements.

    These documents are also available on the www.devlocal-rca.org website at the following link: https://www.devlocal-rca.org/Projet-I-Yeke-Oko .

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