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The Commission is an important result from the Cities Alliance Tunisia Country Programme.
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A CDS experience in Greater Sfax demonstrates that building active participation is a time-consuming, yet rewarding, process.
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2.1. Project Background and Rationale - What is the context of the project? In previous decades, planning initiatives in Tunisia – dictated mainly by the central government through five-year plans and heavily influenced by sectoral and non-participatory planning – were not able to promote inclusive, sustainable or equitable development throughout the country.

A partnership initiative that aims to foster strategic city planning, bring greater coherence among member and partner activities, and demonstrate the value of participatory local governance in Tunisia.