Pakistan: Sustainable Livelihoods in Barani Areas Project

Evaluation Document | 28 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to enhance access to land, water, markets, services, technologies, and jobs for people outside Pakistan's irrigation system. IED overall assessment: Successful

In Pakistan, barani areas are those that primarily lack access to water for crop and livestock production, resulting in lower and uncertain crop yields and livestock productivity. Such areas typically have high levels of poverty. Other contributing factors include limited access to markets, inputs, and services; lack of access to electricity; limited access to domestic drinking water; limited range of alternative crop varieties appropriate for barani areas; inadequate and poorly managed rangelands for livestock; serious loss of productive land due to water and wind erosion; poor access to agriculture and livestock advisory and support services; and low levels of literacy.

The Sustainable Livelihoods in Barani Areas Project was formulated to address these constraints and develop barani areas by enhancing water storage and conservation; improving access to inputs and markets; and diversifying sources of income while at the same time overcoming fundamental barriers to development such as illiteracy.

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