Rural Clustering and Transformation Project (RCTP)

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Rural Clustering and Transformation Project

The overall goal of the Rural Clustering and Transformation Project (RCTP) is to contribute to the transformation of smallholders’ livelihoods in northern Montenegro, enabling them to become more competitive and resilient to climate change.

The development objective is to increase the participation of poor smallholders in inclusive, profitable and environmentally sustainable value chains, and to enhance the benefits they derive from these. The RCTP’s three outcomes are: (i) improved commercial relations between smallholders, suppliers and buyers, supported by relevant public actors, which will catalyse increased investment in the selected value chains; (ii) improved access by smallholders to resilient water schemes and farm access roads that support the selected value chains; and (iii) gradual incorporation of lessons from successful project approaches into national practices and policies.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
06 April 2017
2017 - 2023
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 14.48 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 6.12 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 5.98 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.72 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Philippe Remy

President's reports

Project design reports

Project design reports

RCTP - Final Project Design Report Region: Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

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

Project completion report




In rural Montenegro, women gather to share their successes

January 2022 - STORY
In north-eastern Montenegro, an IFAD-funded project is helping women start their own businesses and gain greater representation in their communities. Recently, many of these women gathered to share their successes and teach and learn from each other.