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Argentina - Family Strengthening and Social Capital Promotion Project (PROFAM) (English)

Ratings for the Family Strengthening and Social Capital Promotion Project (PROFAM) for Argentina were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory; the risk to development outcome was low or negligible; the Bank performance was satisfactory; and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: When Learning and Innovation Loan (LIL) is implemented by an agency that does not have previous experience, it is better to start with a pilot operation as a first stage of the project to minimize the implementation costs associated with such an extended learning curve. According to the project evaluation, a quarter of the organizations reported that the National Council of Women (CNM, its Spanish acronym) was not able to respond to their technical and administrative inquiries or requests for assistance, resulting in that 72 percent of the organizations had to make changes in their timetables and 54 percent in their budget during the implementation of the sub-projects. Monitoring and evaluation systems should take into account the possibility of delays and other changes in project implementation so as to provide other evaluation options if need be. Due to the crisis, the changes in administration and other institutional and technical problems, the PROFAM impact evaluation component could not be fully developed. Arrangements should be sought between the Bank and the implementing agency for continuing evaluation after the project is finished. The level of experience of the organizations, their capacity to formulate sound methodologies for applying the social capital and gender approach as well as their available resources are key factors that ensure a successful integration of this approach.


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    Argentina - Family Strengthening and Social Capital Promotion Project (PROFAM)

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Argentina - Family Strengthening and Social Capital Promotion Project (PROFAM) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.