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Lesotho - Integrated Transport Project (English)

Ratings for the Integrated Transport Project for Lesotho were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the Bank’s internal systems need to adequately warn staff and clients of debarred contractors when bidding procedures are in progress. Clearly the Bank was at fault in failing to implement adequate systems to identify debarred contractors during the bidding processes. This has largely been rectified after the event by changes to the Bank’s Manual of Procedures intended to enhance the Bank’s internal system. When investment and reform components work in parallel in the same project the risk of delays to the investment component should not be reason to postpone implementation of the reforms. Project design should take this into account. Road maintenance, at least of National roads, has improved under ITP, but this matter needs to be further pursued in the follow-up project, both in terms of funding and the adequacy of capacity in the Roads Directorate. Measures need to be taken to attract more skilled engineers and financial management specialists. The introduction of performance-based contracts should strongly be considered. The failure of the NRSC to become a functioning entity in this project emphasizes the importance of political commitment in road safety agenda and the need for a strong road safety champion at a high level. Lesotho made a major step in getting the Cabinet’s approval for establishing the NRSC, and while this legal ground was critical, more work and push were required in building political support to fully achieve the intended outcomes. Certain conditionality’s could be built within the projects’ designs to incentivize the Borrowers to complete the reform process.


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    Lesotho - Integrated Transport Project

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Lesotho - Integrated Transport Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.