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Botswana - Engineering and Preliminary Works Credit Project

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This is a project performance audit report of Livestock Projects for Bolivia. This performance audit deals with the first two of three credits for livestock development granted by International Development Association (IDA) to the Government of Bolivia. This program, administered by a specially created Livestock Project Show MoreThis is a project performance audit report of Livestock Projects for Bolivia. This performance audit deals with the first two of three credits for livestock development granted by International Development Association (IDA) to the Government of Bolivia. This program, administered by a specially created Livestock Project Division (LPD) in the Banco Agricola de Bolivia (BAB), helped finance on-ranch investments such as fencing, corrals, several other ranch facilities and breeding stock, and provided short-term credit, especially for purchases of fattening cattle and vaccines. The main objective of the program was to improve cattle management. Most of the program objectives were achieved, about one year faster than expected. Funds from the two credits were used to make 300 loans to ranchers (including some repeater loans) instead of the 271 originally planned. The average size of loan, at US$ 12,700 equivalent, was slightly smaller than planned, and the proportion devoted to acquisition of breeding cattle was a bit higher than estimated, with consequent reduction in the proportion used for other on-ranch investments. IDA has played an important role in promoting a credit program with specific targets and in convincing ranchers of the benefits to them of programs of this nature. However, IDA efforts at eliminating beef price and exports controls, although strong at times, have not been successful due to internal political problems.

West Pakistan - Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Sudan - Roseires Irrigation Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Israel - Second Industrial Development Bank Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Morocco - Third Banque Nationale Pour Le Developpement Economique (BNDE) Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Jordan - Second Agricultural Credit Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Colombia - Third Medellin Power Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

Tunisia - Second Societe Nationale d'Investissement Project

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The Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase Show MoreThe Second Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Project in West Pakistan was effectively and efficiently executed and has made a very valuable contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan and of its agricultural sector. In light of the political situation in the country at that time, the government was slow to grant the tariff increase which is essential in maintaining reasonable financial performance by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. (SNGPL) However, the delays in approving tariff increases can hardly be considered to have had desirable distributional effects. On subsidiary aspects of the project it would appear that the Bank could very usefully have devoted more scrutiny in 1968 to the economic and technical validity of the proposed investments in automation and telecommunication (apparently questioned by one Bank staff member) and that it could have been more active in examining SNGPL's compliance with Loan Agreement covenants.

West Pakistan - Education Project

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The Education Project in West Pakistan has made a valuable contribution to the establishment and the expansion of the agricultural university and of the embryonic system of technical institutes in Bangladesh. The completion of building construction and equipment procurement took twice the time originally anticipated. These Show MoreThe Education Project in West Pakistan has made a valuable contribution to the establishment and the expansion of the agricultural university and of the embryonic system of technical institutes in Bangladesh. The completion of building construction and equipment procurement took twice the time originally anticipated. These delays in themselves do not appear to have substantially affected project performance. These difficulties could have been avoided, and the project could have been implemented within the specified time schedule if the central authorities could have been able to consider that the performance of project institutions was critically effective in meeting the current and medium-term requirements of industrial and agricu1ltural development. But this was not the case, due to several factors, some of which have been under the control of project institutions, while others have been outside of it. In this latter case, it would have been probably more effective to integrate technical education into a more comprehensive program, of technical assistance to the industrial sector, which would be flexibly designed in order to intervene quickly with resources at those points which best promised to secure the required objectives. The project has made a valuable contribution to the establishment and expansion of the agricultural university and of the embryonic system of technical institutes in Bangladesh.

West Pakistan - Lahore Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Project

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The Lahore Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Project have been largely achieved. Complications were encountered. The reasons for the difficulties encountered in implementing institutional improvements suggest that the institution-building effort, despite the emphasis given to it, was not sufficiently planned to take into Show MoreThe Lahore Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Project have been largely achieved. Complications were encountered. The reasons for the difficulties encountered in implementing institutional improvements suggest that the institution-building effort, despite the emphasis given to it, was not sufficiently planned to take into account local needs and capabilities and was inadequately supervised. Finally, the high cost and disappointing performance of both engineering and management consultants indicate that a better selection might have been made to ensure better project preparation and implementation. The revised project has met Lahore's urgent water supply requirements, helped improve water and sewerage services, and helped set up a functioning water and sewerage utility which shows promise for improving its capabilities in operations and finances, perhaps with some further outside assistance. The revision of the scope and design of the project, and of its underlying technical and financial assumptions make it difficult to assess precisely the performance of the project from the perspective of the 1967 appraisal. From the point of view of Lahore's long-run development of water, sewer and drainage services, it is clear that, despite many complications, the broad objectives of the Government of Pakistan and of International Development Association and IDA/SIDA have been largely achieved.