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Mexico - Second Integrated Rural Development (PIDER II) Project (English)

This is a Project Completion Report (PCR) of the Second PIDER Integrated Rural Development Project in Mexico. Many of the productive components failed to become operative or operated poorly, mostly because of inadequate beneficiary participation and poor extension and agricultural credit services. By contrast, production support and social programs performed relatively well. The project was more successful in achieving its institution-building objectives, by creating a decentralized framework through which the problems of rural poverty in Mexico could be addressed more effectively. The project was the continuation of a national rural development program and consisted of: (i) directly productive components: livestock, small-scale irrigation, soil and water conservation, fruit production, rural industries; and agricultural credit; (ii) production support components: feeder roads, rural electrification, agricultural extension, farmers organizations and rural markets; and (iii) social infrastructure: education facilities and water supply. A number of lessons have been drawn from this project and recently applied in new rural development projects in Mexico: (a) the project was over-ambitious and too dispersed geographically. Coordination between numerous line agencies responsible for project execution proved more difficult than anticipated. (b) The project confirmed the findings of other complex rural development projects in Mexico (Papaloapan Basin and Tropical Agriculture, OED Reports 5760 and 5997 of June and December 1985) that a series of smaller projects, implemented by different line agencies, might be more effective than one large, multidisciplinary project. (c) Heavy Bank supervision (four man-years) was effective in detecting promptly the major shortcoming so f the project, but was unable to bring about changes to remedy these shortcomings; and (d) the early establishment of an effective monitoring and evaluation system is crucial for this kind of project.


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    Mexico - Second Integrated Rural Development (PIDER II) Project

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Mexico - Second Integrated Rural Development (PIDER II) Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.