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Dams in Guinea: proposals for achieving local development
Jérôme Koundouno, Jamie Skinner
This factsheet looks at how considering the people most directly affected by dam construction projects as partners and beneficiaries allows local and national development priorities to be reconciled. Pilot studies for the Fomi dam project in Guinea offer insights into this approach and are launching the debate around it.