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Colombia - Santafe First Water Supply and Sewerage Rehabilitation Project (English)

The Santafe Water Supply and Sewerage Rehabilitation Project for Colombia had the following ratings: the outcome was satisfactory, the sustainability was likely, the institutional development impact was substantial, and the Bank and borrower performance were both satisfactory. Lessons learned from the project: Poorly defined expectations at appraisal regarding institutional and organizational reform leads to tensions and misunderstandings between the Bank and the borrower. Sophisticated borrowers like Bogota Water and Sewerage Company (EAAB) seek and value expert advice of the highest quality. The institutional climate surrounding the project implementation agency plays a major role in the project's outcome. The lack of a clear framework and indicators for monitoring and evaluating project outcomes limits the effectiveness of the Bank's supervision and the scope of the lessons to be learned from the project. Extending loan closing dates without specific plans and implementation capability are likely to do more harm than good, as it increases commitment costs for the borrower and supervision cost for the Bank.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Colombia - Santafe First Water Supply and Sewerage Rehabilitation Project

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    Finance, Private Sector & Infrastructure;financial and private sector development;operation and maintenance cost;water and sewerage service;water supply and sewerage;improvements in service quality;participation of private sector;access to urban service;colombian society;Land Acquisition and Resettlement;extension of closing date;objective of poverty reduction;Environmental and Social Safeguard;Project Preparation and Appraisal;water distribution system;water treatment plant;storm water drainage;investment in water;sewerage and drainage;institutional development impact;provision of service;provision water;internal cash generation;principal performance ratings;water supply system;foreign debt service;provision of water;public service agency;public health risk;preservation of wetlands;water conservation program;social development plan;lack of agreement;average tariff increase;sound financial management;volume of water;activated sludge treatment;local currency debt;number of complaints;sewage pumping station;flood prone area;Exchange Rates;wastewater treatment plant;demand for water;water distribution main;ratings of bank;public sector reform;environmental protection measures;standard of living;net benefit stream;environmental management practices;natural resource base;wastewater treatment program;construction of infrastructure;cost recovery policy;financial information system;Check and Balances;hydroelectric power plant;risk of contamination;purchase of water;number of connections;availability of fund;flora and fauna;technical assistance program;foreign currency risk;construction and operation;outputs by components;standards of quality;private capital market;quality at entry;water supply network;lack of autonomy;rates of return;



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Colombia - Santafe First Water Supply and Sewerage Rehabilitation Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.