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India: Rural Roads Sector I Project

sector: Transport | country: India

The project completion report (PCR) identified the following four lessons from the project: (i) the limited availability and capacity of contractors, (ii) the length of time for preparing consultancy terms of reference and actual implementation was quite long, (iii) the increase in prices of materials, and (iv) the project employed the same standard documentation requirements for safeguards for large or small-scale projects. All of these can be considered normal project implementation issues.

Implementing a project with a large number of road subprojects together, with a capacity building component, would strain implementing agency staff resources and divide their attention among components. The capacity building component should have preceded the loan through a technical assistance grant.

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