SRP BWDB systems rehabilitation project [Final report]

[Final report]

The Systems Rehabilitation Project (SRP) started in 1990. Its initial objective was to enhance agricultural production through the rehabilitation and improved operation and maintenance of Flood Control and Drainage (FCD) and Flood Control, Drainage and Irrigation (FCDI) systems under the management of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). Twice tho. objectives of the project were reformulated and three times a part of the credit was cancelled Following the second restructuring of the project in December 1996, the development objectives at the end of the project were to sustain agricultural production, incomes and standards of living, particularly of landless people and women, achieved in 35 substantially rehabilitated FCD and FCDI systems. This would be achieved .hrouqh preparing the systems for operation and maintenance through participatory management involving the stakeholders. The donors supporting SRP were the World Bank (WB) the European Union (EU), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Netherlands (GoN), each financing distinct components of the project. This Final Report deals exclusively with the activities executed by and the works and activities monitored by the Government of the Netherlands' Technical Assistance (GoN-TA) consultant.
Twice a year a joint Donors' Supervision Mission reviewed the project; the last time was in November 1997. That mission included an Implementation Completion Report Mission. These Missions have been instrumental in the adjustments of the project during implernentation. The last vlission concluded that the overall progress of the project has been satisfactory. Under the project 38 sub-projects have been rehabilitated. This is considerably less than the 80 subprojects initiaily planned for rehabilitation. The intensive monitoring of the execution of the rehabilitation and maintenance works effectuated good quality of work in general. Improved operation and maintenance procedures have been developed and introduced. The project contributed considerably to the institutionalisation of participatory water management A Final Evaluation Study (FES) was conducted for SRP in 1997 as a separate and independent study. The F-·ES was a substantial activity, lasting from January to November 1997, including detailed field research and a wide range of interviews and surveys within BWDB. After several yeCirs of intensive activities by the consultant the delivery of IWM concepts has not completely had the intended effect. Evidence from the field indicates that not all of the elements of the four pillars of IO&M (basic scheme data, budgeting, planning and implementation and monitorinq) are being applied to their full extent in most of the sub-projects.

Date and language
May 1998
Agris Subject Categories: 
Water resources and management
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
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