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Peru - Irrigations Subsector Project (English)

Project ratings are as follows: Project outcome is satisfactory; sustainability is likely; institutional development impact is substantial; World Bank performance is satisfactory; and Borrower performance is satisfactory. The project introduced several innovations; and it was beset by unforeseen events, all of which influenced overall performance to various degrees. Here are the key lessons to be drawn: 1) A realistic, sound project design should require only standard Effectiveness Conditions. 2) Formal project restructuring and target adjustments are a must, when there are significant changes in project funding and/or design. 3) An investment program for irrigation improvement based on credit with 100 percent cost recovery has a high probability of failure if: (a) no prior willingness to pay and participate surveys are carried out; (b) loan conditions, interest rates, and repayment time are inadequate for farmers' socio-economic conditions; and (3) water user organizations (WUOs) can not provide collateral to satisfy commercial banks. 4) In an environment with virtually no previous culture of cost recovery, government support for a certain portion of the investment is crucial. 5) User participation in the process of selecting, designing, executing and financing irrigation works, assures greater effectiveness and sustainability in their use and maintenance. 6) Transferring irrigation schemes from the Government to WUOs requires institutional, administrative, and technical support of associations. 7) Improvement in infrastructure must be accompanied by training and coaching of WUOs. 8) Extended training and awareness programs and economic resources are needed to help farmers understand the market for technical assistance. 9) The demand of farmers for the creation of productive chains demonstrated the importance of irrigation as a broader vehicle for agricultural development.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Peru - Irrigations Subsector Project

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Peru - Irrigations Subsector Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.