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LESSONS:

Azerbaijan: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)

sector: Transport | country: Azerbaijan

The project completion report (PCR) identified a few important lessons from the project. Due diligence is needed during project design and formulation to enable a more accurate assessment of cost estimates and to be able to set aside enough resources to cover contingencies. Also, a more realistic time frame for implementing a road project should be formulated, taking into account unpredictable local weather conditions and other contingencies. At appraisal, a project design needs to be properly formulated through broader consultation with line ministries and other stakeholders. For future projects, the criteria for hiring contractors and other contractual provisions need to be strengthened to improve contractor performance. This validation holds similar views with these lessons and has no other lesson to offer.

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