Accountability and Surveillance Between Government, Community and Private Sector Spatial Planning in Senegal

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Mariama Dasylva


This study focuses on the issues of accountability and surveillance in the spatial planning process in Senegal. The study examines the relationships between the government, community, and private sector and identifies the challenges and barriers to transparency, participation, and accountability in the planning process. Also investigates the use of surveillance technologies in the planning process and the implications on privacy and civil liberties. The findings of the study reveal that while there are legal frameworks and institutional structures in place for ensuring accountability, they are often not effectively implemented or enforced. Community participation in the spatial planning process is often limited, and that they face various challenges, particularly in terms of being informed and consulted about development projects that affect them. The private sector plays a significant role in the spatial planning process in Senegal, but that there are inadequate mechanisms in place to hold them accountable for their actions. The government needs to strengthen the legal framework and institutional structures in place for ensuring accountability in the spatial planning process in Senegal, with a focus on the government's role and responsibilities, increase community participation and engagement in the planning process, and ensure that the private sector is held accountable for their actions in the spatial planning process in Senegal. The study emphasizes the need for effective mechanisms to ensure transparency, participation, and accountability in the spatial planning process in Senegal, particularly in the context of the relationships between the government, community, and private sector.

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