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Millennium Villages: A New Approach to
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Local Ownership



An active community consultation process precedes the launch of each Millennium Village. Technical capacity-building, beginning at the onset of implementation, provides villagers with the skills they need to sustain the interventions in the long-term. Training courses for health and nutrition, agricultural and environment, energy and transport services, water resources and sanitation, and business and communications provide villagers with the skills they need in each area of the interventions.

On-site facilitators in community management and oversight; agriculture and the environment; and health and infrastructure are hired through the village budget. Wherever possible these facilitators are seconded from line ministries or hired locally. A training center is also established in the community.

In addition to assisting with training, multiple levels of government are providing major contributions. Assuring that the villages are consistent with broader national development plans and agreeing on cost-sharing from the outset ensures that governments are full partners in the Project.
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MDG Support

As of Jan 1, 2007, the advisory work formerly carried out by the Millennium Project secretariat team is being continued by an MDG Support team integrated under the United Nations Development Program.

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