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ONGOING OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES
MADAGASCAR
PROGRAMMES:  
Slum Upgrading and City Development Strategy in  Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina
Total cost
$187,000

Partners
Ministry of Regional Planning and Urban Development 
Municipalities of Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina 
World Bank (IBRD)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) 

Background and objectives
This project supports the municipalities of Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, four of the seven major cities in Madagascar, to prepare city development strategies and participatory strategic planning for poverty reduction, focusing on basic urban infrastructure, complementing local and national investments supported by the World Bank urban infrastructure project and other international partners.  The project supports local arrangements for community participation and ownership of water and sanitation infrastructure and municipal and national capacities for sustainable growth.

Activities
Project activities include the documentation of city profiles and organization of city consultations, participative development of action plans, adaptation and implementation of Habitat's learning tools for local leaders and elected officials and documentation of the learning through action process and development of guidelines for formulation and implementation of a coordinated and participative pro-poor city development strategy. 

Results
Detailed activities and terms of reference for sub-contractors have been prepared.
 

Integrated Municipal Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Fianarantsoa and Tulear
Total cost
$567,420 

Partners
Ministry of Regional Planning and Urban Development 
Municipalities pf Fianarantsoa and Tulear 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) 

Background and objectives
The project is follow-up to the national action plan prepared for Habitat II and seeks to reinforce local capacities to design and implement integrated municipal programmes for urban poverty reduction through partnerships and participatory approaches. 

Activities
Project activities include preparation of action plans for improving access to housing and basic urban services, revenue and employment and social integration of vulnerable groups; building municipal and local capacities for strategic participatory planning and operational partnerships; development of priority and demonstration actions through mobilization of financial facilities and partner resources; use of tested methodologies.

Results
Two integrated municipal plans for urban poverty alleviation have been formulated and validated by local partners.  Demonstration activities financed by the programme are under implementation and lessons learnt will be drawn in terms of replicable methodologies and mechanisms for development of municipal action plans based on partnerships and participatory approaches and integration of poverty alleviation in all sectoral policies. 
 

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