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LESSONS:

Pakistan: Bahawalpur Rural Development Project

| country: Pakistan

The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) has no disagreement with the major lessons presented in the project completion report (PCR). However, more explicit emphasis should have been placed on stricter and more effective supervision by ADB staff during implementation to ensure that the primary purpose of the Project (i.e., poverty reduction) was rigorously pursued by insisting that the proposed poverty targeting (as presented in the report and recommendation of the President or RRP) be maintained. Similarly, loan covenants on benefit monitoring and evaluation (BME) and sustainability issues should have been more rigorously pursued by ADB during implementation.

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