Pakistan - Left Bank Outfall Drain Stage-1 Project

Serageldin, Ismail Agriculture & Rural Development (SASDA) [Corporate Author]

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The outcome of the Left Bank Outfall Drain Stage-1 Project for Pakistan was satisfactory. The project has achieved most of its objectives, institutional capacity is being strengthened, sustainability is likely, and both the Bank and Borrower performed satisfactorily. Several lessons can be learned from this project. First, there is a need to integrate and mainstream financing arrangements for monitoring and evaluation in order to demonstrate the conviction of the Borrower and donors that it is a mainline activity, while paying sufficient attention to the design of the M&E program. Second, there is a need to clearly define benchmarks for measuring interim outcomes and assessing potential impacts for projects with long implementation periods, so that there is no need to wait until completion in order to determine likely outcomes. Third, explicit performance indicators should be set. Fourth, careful consideration should be given to the technical and political feasibility, and financial justification of financing dams and reservoirs if they involve resettlement. Lastly, there is a need to ensure the capacity of implementing agencies to carry out the resettlement program as mandated by Bank policy.

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  • development projects
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • economic analysis
  • banks
  • forecasting
  • pakistan
  • flooding
  • monitoring
  • sustainability
  • development policies

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Language : English

Type : Report

In AGRIS since : 2012

Publisher : The World Bank

ISBN : 0-8018-1669-6

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" Pakistan - Left Bank Outfall Drain Stage-1 Project "