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Financed by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by the Luxembourg Development Co-operation Agency (LuxDev), the project “Recovery of the local economy and community support – Phase II (RELAC II) operated in 30 communes in the regions of Gao, Menaka, Taoudéni and Timbuktu in northern Mali. These areas were weakened by conflict and the occupation by armed groups in 2012/13. The programme pursued the stabilisation of targeted post-conflict zones by supporting the revival of the local economy and the improvement of services provided by local authorities through support in income-generating activities and the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure. The economic component of the intervention was completed by support for social safety nets, targeting explicitly most vulnerable households. The project, which did not target any particular groups, made sure to involve all members of Malian society. In particular, the selection criteria for economic projects included requirements for ensuring the participation of young people and women.