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Rwanda - Food Security and Social Action Project (English)

The outcome of the Food Security and Social Action Project is rated as satisfactory. Conditions internal and external to Rwanda affected project development, impact, and success. Throughout the project's life, Rwanda experienced political instability, internal and regional insecurity, and suffered from a lack of institutional capacity. The lessons learned from this project include: 1) Post-conflict environments necessitate malleable project designs in order to be able to adapt to the often rapidly changing conditions as to what is feasible and what is desirable. 2) Speed and ownership are a regular trade-off for interventions in a post-conflict environment. In an emergency period, implementation through an independent agency may be most efficient as long as local capacities are too weak to carry out such activities. 3) Projects in post-conflict countries should pay particular attention to financial management. Weak government capacity and the lack of adequate financial controls require the close monitoring of funds. 4) Micro-credit activities, which by nature require some level of stability within the environment they are implemented, may not be appropriate in post-conflict environments. 5) Monitoring and evaluation should be conducted regularly so as to be able to make snap decisions and respond expediently to matters in a changing and sometimes volatile environment.

Details

  • Document Date

    2001/06/19

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    22317

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Rwanda,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Rwanda - Food Security and Social Action Project

  • Keywords

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Rwanda - Food Security and Social Action Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/847211468308061613/Rwanda-Food-Security-and-Social-Action-Project