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Brazil - Low Income Sanitation Technical Assistance Project (PROSANEAR-TAL) (Inglês)

Ratings for the Low Income Sanitation Technical Assistance Project (PROSANEAR-TAL) in Brazil were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. Lessons learned included: the complexity of decentralization has a major effect on the successful design and implementation of a project. Although the Bank is often confronted with significant shifts in political realities on the ground, this experience is not usually very well captured in project design and implementation. The PROSANEAR-TAL project was approved at the end of 2000, but went through a large number of political and administrative changes at the federal, state and municipal levels that affected both project design and implementation. Each change in counterparts at different levels of government brought challenges to the level of prioritization and the rhythm of implementation. In such circumstances of shifting political priorities, the task team has the option of either being client responsive and adjusting the project accordingly, or cancelling the project. Both approaches have numerous repercussions, to which scant attention is often given. Continuing implementation while simultaneously redesigning a project can have significant impacts on the cost of supervision, can delay implementation, and can impact the attainment and measurability of project results during implementation. A lesson learned of this project is that doing business in increasingly decentralized and politically complex environments will require flexibility and adaptability if Bank projects are to remain relevant to the borrower and implementers, but such flexibility will also result in additional time and resource costs to the Bank. A centrally coordinated and controlled project, which is implemented at a decentralized level, as was the case of PROSANEAR-TAL, necessarily involves a large number of actors and tradeoffs with regard to the agility of implementation. To be inclusive in such cases means adding to complexity by involving more stakeholders in project implementation. This has resulted in complex institutional arrangements in this project. The Ministry of Cities and its Project Management Unit (PMU), federal investment and development bank (CEF) (both at the federal and municipal/state level), municipal governments and their PMU, community organizations, service providers of the different public services, the consulting engineering firms and social outreach specialists, and the Bank all participated in and contributed to the project's implementation. Furthermore, the degree of community participation throughout the subproject design and implementation cycles needs careful analysis to identify the optimal level of such participation in order to maximize ownership but not unduly affect the time or cost of the subproject cycle.

Detalhes

  • Data do documento

    2008/06/09

  • TIpo de documento

    Conclusão da Implementação e Relatórios sobre Resultados

  • No. do relatório

    ICR719

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Brasil,

  • Região

    América Latina e Caribe,

  • Data de divulgação

    2008/07/28

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    Brazil - Low Income Sanitation Technical Assistance Project (PROSANEAR-TAL)

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