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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Senegal
2. Title (Full name) National Rural Infrastructure Program (PNIR)
3. Project Location Nationwide
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 10
1. Policy,  2. R & D,  3. Extension & Training,  4. Production,  5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit,  9. Seed,  10. Other (  specify below  )
10. Socio-economic infrastructure development
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
World Bank co-financed with IFAD
OPEC Fund and AfDB, Senegalese Government
7. Cost Total: US$47.47 million
WB: 28.5 M USD; IFAD and other contributor: 19.45 M USD
8. Project duration Start: 2001
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2005
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: Improve decentralized local governance and local capacity
Establish participatory and decentralized mechanisms for selecting, funding and implementing rural community investment programs
Strengthen the national institutions supporting decentralization
Implement basic infrastructure in a selected number of communities
10. Target beneficiaries Direct:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Support for Decentralized Rural Development
- support the Government’s efforts for fiscal and financial reforms to improve the RCs’ revenue generation and financial management
- strengthen the local governments' abilities to manage the local development process and improve the transparency and responsiveness to the demands of the rural population
- to strengthen the capacity for monitoring and evaluation of the National Council for the Development of Local Communities
- to reinforce the capacity of the Department of Local Communities as the implementation agency for decentralization
- to assist the Association of Rural Council Presidents to improve the quality of services to its members
2. Local Investment Fund
- the Rural Investment Fund, representing 80% of the LIF that would finance basic public infrastructure
- the Innovation Support Fund (20% of the funds) that would be an action-research tool to provide access to a slightly larger menu of investment options, including collective productive infrastructure
3. Community Roads Program
- contributions to improve basic access in 60 RCs targeted by the LIF
- pilot mechanisms for community road management and maintenance would be undertaken as outlined in the Framework for the National Rural Transport Strategy
- assistance to the Department of Rural Engineering of the Ministry of Agriculture to define its mission and reinforce its ability to deal with the environmental aspects of the project
4. Project Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation
- project coordination and financial management
- the establishment and operation of the monitoring and evaluation system of the project
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 110 RCs assisted with participatory diagnosis and the formulation of local development plans (PLD), Annual Investment Plans (PAI), Local Training Plans (PLF) and Local Communication Plans (PLC).
2. the formulation of a strategic framework for the Directorate of Local Governments financed and the transformation of the national Association of Rural Council Presidents (APCR) into a more inclusive Association of Rural Councilors (ANCR) facilitated by training members and providing equipment for their headquarters.
3. Each of the 110 RCs supported by the project set up their own Community Management Forum (CCG) which managed the implementation of infrastructure.
4. The project covered 110 Rural Communities (versus 60 initially planned) and each RC constructed 7 to 8 projects compared to 2 to 3 initially planned
5. The roads, which totaled 735 km, have had a large impact in terms of improved access to markets and to social services. The project provided income opportunities for local communities, during the implementation phase
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency Leading: Ministry of Agriculture
15. Status of the project 4 1.Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge Name: e-mail:
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