Village Infrastructure Programme

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Village Infrastructure Programme

Village Infrastructure Programme

The programme supports the government's efforts to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of rural poor people through decentralization. It identifies and implements mechanisms for:

  • transferring more technical and financial resources from the central government to district assemblies in rural areas
  • building capacities to plan and manage investments more carefully
  • strengthening institutions and empowering communities to operate and maintain community transport and water infrastructure and storage, processing and marketing facilities

The programme focuses on strengthening local government institutions that are representative of and responsive to village-level concerns and priorities for investment. It creates self-sustaining infrastructures, especially at village level. The programme promotes more vibrant economies that can generate tax revenues to finance local government costs and reaches out to the poorest people to ensure that they benefit directly from support

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
04 December 1996
1996 - 2004
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 60 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 10 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Bank: International Development Association US$ 30.1 million
German Credit Institution for Reconstruction (KfW) US$ 6.6 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 9.8 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.5 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