Inclusive Decisions at Local Level (IDEAL) is a five-year programme (2017- 2021) implemented by VNG International. The programme aims to strengthen the involvement of citizens in local governance in seven countries facing fragility or conflict, including Burundi. IDEAL Burundi (implemented in eight communes in central-south Burundi) contributes to inclusive local governance by strengthening the inclusive and gender-sensitive approach of the five-year strategic local development planning process (PCDC).

This report aims to answer the question ’What approaches/models/interventions have strengthened inclusive, participatory and gender-sensitive local development planning in IDEAL Burundi?’ through both an analysis of programme reports and interviews with participants in the IDEAL programme including local government authorities, civil society representatives, and ACO-Burundi staff. The intention is for local government officials and all those working on inclusive governance in Burundi to be able to utilise this report as a resource when practicing any of the approaches highlighted.

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PCDC planning