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Lake Victoria Local Economic Development Initiative (LV-LED) – recently completed

LV-LED is an inter-agency programme of action to enhance rural-urban development linkages in the Lake Victoria regions of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its major developmental goals are (i) to promote balanced regional development through enhanced rural-urban linkages, notably the marketing of rural products in urban areas, (ii) to alleviate poverty through the promotion of employment and other income-generating activities, notably through joint pilot projects, (iii) to reduce the rate of rural-to-urban migration in selected communities in the region and (iv) to improve basic urban infrastructure, including in secondary towns, also as a means to contribute to the achievement of MDGs.