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Tajikistan: Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

Evaluation Document | 28 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to increase the productivity and incomes of rural communities and improve access to rural potable water supply systems. IED overall assessment: Less than successful

At the appraisal stage of the Irrigation Rehabilitation Project, agriculture accounted for 22% of gross domestic product and employed 52% of Tajikistan's total workforce. Because of the country's arid climate and dependence on water-intensive crops such as cotton, agricultural productivity is heavily dependent on irrigation, with 84% of all arable land being serviced by the country's network of irrigation and drainage facilities developed during the Soviet era, which had fallen into disrepair.

As such, the project sought to increase the productivity and incomes of rural communities and improve access to rural potable water supply systems. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. 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