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Macedonia - Community Development Project (English)

The main objective of the Community Development Project (CDP) is to provide support to the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia in its post-conflict development efforts aimed at fostering reconciliation amongst its people, reducing social tensions, and building local social capital. Lessons learned from the project include: Post Conflict Reconstruction: (i) carrying out small-scale activities designed to facilitate the transition from conflict to peace is an effective means to post-conflict development; (ii) the active engagement of civil society can contribute to a better understanding of how conflict can be prevented and actually help prevent such recurrence of conflict; and (iii) confidence and trust can be restored through self-help interventions. Local governments and communities can come together in a participatory manner to promote community development when they perceive potential common benefits. There is a critical need for ensuring that social fund activities are consistent with social sector strategy priorities, government reform programs, and activities of municipal, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), United Nations (UN), and donor agencies. To improve project sustainability, lessons learned have pointed to a combination of factors including a strong management and administration of project activities under the direction of a PIU, institution building at the local level, greater stakeholder participation, and decentralized monitoring and evaluation. Poverty Targeting: (i) a clearly formulated poverty targeting strategy and an allocation mechanism based on objective criteria and poverty data ensures the flow of project benefits to the neediest segments of the population; (ii) the use of a well developed poverty targeting strategy and an allocation mechanism will mitigate political pressures in the allocation of funds; and (iii) a well developed poverty targeting strategy should have sufficient flexibility, within the overall allocations, to target specific needs on a demand-driven basis.


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    Implementation Completion and Results Report

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    North Macedonia,

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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Macedonia - Community Development Project

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Macedonia - Community Development Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.