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MDP-ESA – A partnership enabling local government capacity

MDP-ESA is a hands-on capacity building facility with the aim of enabling effective self-governance at local level. MDP-ESA began operations in 1991 with the mission of supporting the process of decentralization and strengthening the capacity of local governments and their associations to deliver services and promote development at local level. A sister MDP organization exists for West and Central Africa and is based in Cotonou, Benin.  It goes by the name Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal (PDM).

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