Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project

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Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project

The objective of this project is to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of public investments from central, regional and local governments in the target area. In this way, it aims to improve the well-being of the rural population and increase the value of their natural, physical, human, social and financial assets.

The project involves three main components:

  • Valuing the assets of small-scale farmers by building their capacity for natural resource management and funding territorial management plans
  • Providing small-scale producers with access to financial and non-financial services, including technical assistance, market linkages and leadership skills
  • Strengthening capacity for local development through a territorial approach.

The project area includes the central and northern Sierra region and a small portion of the high rainforest region known as Alta Selva in the department of San Martín. The target population is composed mainly of subsistence smallholders and small-scale producers with limited physical, financial and human capital, and restricted access to markets.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
21 September 2012
2012 - 2019
Total Project Cost
US$ 36.47 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 20 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 12.73 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.74 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Jesus Quintana

Project design reports

Project design reports

Informe final sobre el diseño del proyecto Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report

Project completion report




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