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Angola - Health Project (English)

The overall outcome of the Health Project is rated as unsatisfactory. The project was complex for a first investment in health sector in a country with little Bank experience and low capacity. Project implementation was affected by the hostilities and has been difficult even in government-controlled areas. The key lessons learned from this project include: 1) When a client is new and unfamiliar with Bank procedures, it is advisable for the Bank to devote additional resources to supervision and technical assistance to acquaint the government more fully with these procedures. 2) The project was approved following the resumption of hostilities in Angola. Given the high uncertainty at that time, it would have been prudent to formulate an exit strategy. 3) Highly motivated teams can make a difference, even when overall conditions are inimical to development. The satisfactory implementation of the essential medicine program is an illustration of what can be achieved in spite of a difficult environment. 4) Technical assistance is a waste of resources when there is little government commitment to sound sector management and institution building. 5) In view of the importance of continued government commitment to a project for its successful implementation and outcome, criteria to assess such commitment should be established early on and continuously monitored during supervision.


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    Angola - Health Project

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Angola - Health Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.