Implemented during 18 months and completed on the 30th of June 2011, the project supported 52 Village Development Councils in the Central Region of Burkina Faso, with the aim to promote local development and reduce poverty in the region. After the termination of the project, the Village Development Councils were well known in all the villages, identified problems, offered ideas for solutions and developed project ideas. The Village Development Councils also learned how to plan, implement, monitor and control these projects independently. As a result, the revitalization of the Village Development Councils enabled the implementation of various projects funded by different donors, such as the Local Fund for Poverty Reduction or the FAO.

Project Background: 

The intervention strategy of HOPE’87 Burkina Faso is to strengthen the capacity of rural young people in the specific context of poverty reduction and employment generation. To this end, the most important activities of the Country Office comprise supporting education of children up to 15 years of age, vocational training for young adults from rural areas, teaching of young people in literacy skills, support for women through income generating activities and the realization of numerous micro-infrastructures such as strengthening of basic educational infrastructures.

Project Type

Development Project, Government and civil society

Project Duration

01/01/2010 to 30/06/2011




Burkina Faso


Region of Centre, Provine of Kadiogo, Rural districts of Tanghin-Dassouri and Komki-Ipala