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Burundi - Second Social Action Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Social Action Project in Burundi were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the borrower performance was satisfactory. Lessons learned included: (a) community participation can ensure ownership by the communities of the whole approach and process, including community mobilization and the selection of sub-projects, the monitoring of construction and the subsequent operation and maintenance of infrastructure; (b) in an emergency and civil conflict context, there is a need for simplicity of project design for delivering urgently needed support quickly, taking into account the limited local capacity for project execution; (c) during a civil conflict, it is essential for the implementing agency to maintain good relations with all stakeholders in order to implement sub-projects; (d) in a post conflict phase, there is the potential to work with local governments, if these are established; (e) a social fund can mobilize communities to work with the formal health and education structures to supply social services, rather than limit itself to bricks and mortar; (f) The use of qualified NGOs and other entities to work as Agences d'Encadrement has enabled Twitezimbere to carry out the community mobilization in almost the whole country in a relatively short period of time; (g) early child development activities can be undertaken in rural areas at a low cost provided that implementation arrangements are based on community participation and emphasize proximity aspects; (h) the design of a monitoring component for a social fund project will ensure that only competent organizations are recruited for implementation; (i) subcontracting was a challenge due to limited NGO capacity and administrative requirements; (j) The Bank should have taken early action to design proper indicator to monitor poverty; and (k) This type of project may be a key contributor to improved development outcomes s in a difficult situation.

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Burundi - Second Social Action Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.