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LESSONS:

Indonesia: Second Decentralized Health Services Project

sector: Health | country: Indonesia

The project completion report (PCR) derived two main lessons from the project. Firstly, it would have been better if the project resource was not geographically spread too thinly and did not cover too many activities. Increased effectiveness could be achieved by prioritizing investments at different locations based on health needs and capacities. Secondly, the government’s fiscal capacity to finance capacity development in the health sector remains limited. As such, it is important to ensure that investments are made in capacity building and in health infrastructure. This validation concurs with these lessons. The project experience also reaffirms the common understanding that a high turnover of project staff adversely affects project performance.

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