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Bangladesh: Northwest Crop Diversification Project

Evaluation Document | 6 November 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to promote production and marketing of high-value crops and provide Bangladesh small-scale farmers training and credit. IED overall assessment: Successful

The Rajshahi administrative division or northwest region of Bangladesh was an agriculture-based economy dominated by a large number of smallholders traditionally engaged in rice cultivation. With region being physically connected to the rest of the country via the Jamuna bridge and its inherent suitability for the production of crops other than rice, its agricultural development was expected to be accelerated. Its comparative advantage for the cultivation of high-value crops offered vast potentials for investment in agriculture that could increase farm household incomes.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful


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