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Yellow River Flood Management (Sector) Project

sector: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development, Public Sector Management, Water and Other Urban Infrastructure and Services | country: China, People’s Republic of

For the village flood protection component, local governments committed funding for constructing infrastructure and houses for poor people. However, their revenue fell with the abolition of taxes on agriculture. Local governments’ capability to raise funds should have been carefully investigated, taking into account possible risks.

As democratization develops in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and individual autonomy increases, the formulation and implementation of projects that require voluntary resettlement, such as the village flood protection component under this project, need careful consideration.

The government’s approval process and processing time should have been carefully assessed during project preparation and reflected in the project schedule.

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