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Burundi - Economic Management and Public Enterprise Credit Project (English)

Ratings for the Economic Management and Public Enterprise Credit Project (EMPEC) for Burundi were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, project sustainability was likely, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was also satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the lessons from EMPEC are many, including, first and foremost, that capacity building activities require the active participation and involvement of governments and stakeholders in order to yield good results. Moreover, the Bank should prepare projects carefully and allow for sufficient time to be able to build on lessons from the past. Specific performance-monitoring indicators are necessary to facilitate effective project supervision. As a recent study on strengthening core functions within the government has shown, long-term technical assistance to public institutions could be more effective if replaced by partnerships and twinning arrangements. An important lesson may be drawn from the experience with PE reform: where the means available to address a serious risk (resistance to privatization) can at best be superficial or only partial, project objectives and targets should be lowered to reflect the uncertainty of success. More generally, it appears right to question whether linking technical assistance projects so tightly with structural adjustment operations is appropriate; well-focused, free-standing technical assistance, in selected areas of need, might have a better chance for success in the medium term.

Details

  • Document Date

    1995/12/06

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    15161

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Burundi,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Burundi - Economic Management and Public Enterprise Credit Project

  • Keywords

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Burundi - Economic Management and Public Enterprise Credit Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/764251468017363823/Burundi-Economic-Management-and-Public-Enterprise-Credit-Project