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Bhutan - Decentralized Rural Development Project (English)

The Decentralized Rural Development Project (DRDP) for Bhutan had a satisfactory outcome with moderate risk to development outcome, and moderately satisfactory performance by both, the Bank and the borrower. The lessons learned were: (1) Project design. For a decentralized project like DRDP, in a country with considerable capacity constraints, institutional strengthening, streamlining of procedures and capacity building of staff on a regular basis have to be an integral part of the project design. It calls for a proper capacity appraisal of implementing/executing agencies. The assessment should include institutional strength, skill and knowledge, past experience in designing and implementation of similar projects, financial management and procurement system capacity, etc. (2) Implementation. While the Bank staff would be available for support, getting hands-on help and support from the experienced colleagues is a valuable source to be utilized fully. Community ownership is critical for the sustainability of project infrastructure. (3) Monitoring. It is important to create an effective monitoring and reporting system supported by a dedicated tracking system and baseline information. (4) Fiduciary. Capacity building of fiduciary staff and their familiarity with the Bank’s fiduciary requirements at the initial phases of project implementation is important. (5) Sector-specific. DRDP experience shows that for community managed small-scale interventions, it would be beneficial to include a third party monitoring of project interventions on a regular basis. (6) Important factors for the success of a project is continuity of project staff, led by an experienced project director, capacity building and training, community ownership and proactive participation in project design and implementation are important both for the Bank and the borrower.

Details

  • Document Date

    2015/06/23

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    ICR3422

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Bhutan,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/07/16

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Bhutan - Decentralized Rural Development Project

  • Keywords

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Bhutan - Decentralized Rural Development Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/128481467986252951/Bhutan-Decentralized-Rural-Development-Project