Village Communities Support Project - Phase II
Village Communities Support Project – Phase II (PACV II)
The second phase of this project was designed to consolidate the achievements of the its phase and strengthen local governance in 303 rural development communities throughout the country. The project particularly focuses on income generation for women, young people and other marginalized groups.
Project activities include:
- Identifying the main needs of rural communities in terms of infrastructure and services, and managing the introduction of interventions to meet them
- Financing and supervising the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of basic community infrastructure
- Lending support to development activities and helping to nurture good governance.
The project supports decentralization within the framework of the National Programme for Rural Development. During its first phase, rural communities became involved in the participatory process of decentralised development. They took over the running of microprojects and helped make them sustainable, demonstrating their ability to manage development themselves. The process reinforced social cohesion and the role of those engaged in Rural Development Communities.
Implementation of the project brought together development practitioners, civil society, vulnerable groups, workers, and small and medium-sized private enterprises in dynamic collaboration. Each community drew up its own local development and yearly investment plans. There was much debate over which microprojects should be realized.
The goal of the project's current phase is to further reinforce the capacity of people in the poorest villages to drive their own development. It helps them identify their needs and priorities, and enables them to participate in the implementation of projects selected for funding.
12 September 2007
2007 - 2014
Total Project Cost
US$ 32.5 million
US$ 10 million
World Bank: International Development Association US$ 17 million
Beneficiaries US$ 5.5 million