Cambodia: Stung Chinit Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Project

Date: December 2012
Type: Evaluation Reports
Country:
Subject:
Agriculture and natural resources; Evaluation
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 29257-013

Description

Poverty reduction through growth of the rural economy was a high priority in Cambodia. The ADB country operational strategy for Cambodia supported this thrust through investments in the populous and poor rural areas of the plains and Tonle Sap region. Agriculture, the backbone of the rural economy, was constrained by lack of irrigation facilities, poor roads and market facilities, and limited access to improved farming technology. Inhabitants of the project area in Kampong Thom Province relied on semi-subsistence farming, characterized by a single low-yield rain-fed rice crop per year. Most of the land was barren and fallow in the dry season due to lack of irrigation.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project which aims to improve the quality of life in Kampong Thom province in Cambodia through the provision of sustainable irrigation, agricultural extension, and rural infrastructure. IED overall assessment: Less than successful

Contents

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other considerations and Follow-up