East Mpanda Rural Development Project


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East Mpanda Rural Development Project

East Mpanda Rural Development Project

The 13-year project targeted the development of 6,000 ha of savannah just north of the capital, Bujumbura, by resettling almost 4,000 families from overpopulated hill areas. About 1,800 families living in the area also participated. Water was redirected from nearby rivers to feed a system of irrigation canals for rice fields and coffee plantations. Food production was significantly increased and diversified.

Schools, dispensaries, roads, warehouses and drinking water systems were built to serve 15 villages. The project supported participation by local women and farmers’ cooperatives. 

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
18 December 1979
1979 - 1992
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 37.75 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 9.8 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 2 million
European Union US$ 5.9 million
African Development Fund US$ 9.5 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 9.7 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID

President's reports

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report