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Timor-Leste - Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)

Ratings for the Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project for Timor-Leste were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was negligible to low, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: consistency and stability of personnel are important. In this case, turnover of both consultants/advisors and task team leaders negatively impacted project performance at various stages of implementation. A modest initial project scope, producing quick and demonstrable wins, can be preferable to early ambition. In this case, the complexity of planned activities and results matrix overwhelmed staff with limited capacity, necessitating restructuring to streamline. Deliberate and focused attention to balancing the implementation and capacity building roles of external technical advisors is critical for long-term success. In this case, the advisors frequently assumed direct implementation roles in response to a demanding government agenda, delaying absorption of skills and capacity among local, permanent staff.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Timor-Leste - Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project

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Timor-Leste - Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.