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Chad - Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Project (English)

Ratings for the Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Project (ASPOP) for Chad were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was high, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. Some lessons learned included: ASPOP showed that the introduction of competitive funding mechanisms to support agricultural research can work even in a poor country such as Chad. The competitive funding mechanisms introduced under the project produced better research proposals and led to more careful screening of proposals for eventual financing based on broadly approved criteria that took into account the actual and current needs of the producers. The approach opened researchers' eyes to the demands of the marketplace and its priorities, as well as to means of identifying sources of funds for research. Researchers and research institutions came together to prepare joint proposals, engage in collaborative research, and participate in training programs and workshops. The collaborative review and monitoring process led to better results and papers, some of which were published. In a few cases, educational degrees were upgraded. Early efforts to publicize the project were very successful. Hundreds of rural communities were informed about the potential economic, social, and environmental benefits of the project and were led to believe that they stood a good chance of securing financing to implement subprojects. Later when it proved impossible to fund all of the subprojects that had been approved, frustration erupted among those who had prepared subprojects, especially when beneficiaries had already mobilized their own contribution and deposited it into a specially created bank account. This created a negative legacy that an eventual follow-on operation will have to overcome.

Details

  • Document Date

    2009/06/25

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    ICR1085

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Chad,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2009/06/27

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Chad - Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Project

  • Keywords

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Chad - Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/520891468214212032/Chad-Agricultural-Services-and-Producer-Organizations-Project