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Colombia - Bogota Second Power Distribution Project (Inglês)

Ratings for the Bogota Second Power Distribution Project for Colombia were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, project sustainability was likely, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was also a satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: a commitment to project implementation should be assured prior to project execution, both on the part of the Government and the Borrower; this commitment should translate into putting in place a project execution unit endowed with sufficient power to obtain executive decisions necessary for successful implementation. At the project preparation stage a realistic appraisal of the institutional framework of the Borrower and the sector should be undertaken; in particular, institution-building components should be included in a project only if there is a sector-wide institutional framework in place thereby ensuring that they have a reasonable chance of being implemented. A realistic evaluation of procurement procedures at the preparation stage should be followed at the negotiations stage with an explicit agreement to by-pass local procedures (e.g. import licenses and municipal contracting codes) that may delay the implementation and a commitment to follow Bank contracting guidelines.




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