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Indonesia: Sustainable Capacity Building for Decentralization Project

sector: Public Sector Management | country: Indonesia

The validation concurs with the lessons put forth in the project completion report (PCR), particularly with respect to the likelihood of delays caused by an overly complex project design. Another lesson is that the appetite for outputs should be tested before a project goes for approval. In this case, there was minimal appetite for the revolving fund set up with cofinancing from the Government of the Netherlands, and for capacity-building service provider accreditation. Also, a project should be realistic about the capacity of counterparts to handle intensive procurement, according to ADB rules. In this case, procurement picked up significantly after a full-time procurement specialist was hired to support the project management office.

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