Project Performance Assessment Report - Central African Republic : Emergency Food Crisis Response and Agriculture Re-Launch Project - Report No. 127422, June 18, 2018

Report
from World Bank
Published on 18 Jun 2018 View Original

Preface

This is a Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) on the Emergency Food Crises and Agriculture Re-launch project in the Central African Republic, an emergency recovery operation financed by the International Development Association (IDA) implemented over a two-year period between March 2014 and 2016. The project was executed by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), under contract of the Ministry of Rural Development. Its appraised and actual costs were $20 million.

Launched after a protracted humanitarian crisis, the project aimed to protect and rebuild livelihoods, human capital, particularly of children, and to relaunch the productivity of the Central African Republic’s agriculture sector.

This assessment is based on a review of World Bank project documentation, key interviews with the client, WFP, FAO, and World Bank management and staff, and is supplemented by primary and secondary data collected from several sources in M’Baiki, Bossembele, and Boali, during a field mission to the Central African Republic in December 2017.

Following standard Independent Evaluation Group procedures, a copy of the draft report was shared with the relevant government officials and agencies for their review and feedback and no comments were received.

Summary

This is a Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) on the World Bank Emergency Food Crises and Agriculture Re-launch project designed to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable populations in the Central African Republic following a coup d’état in 2013.
Because of the extent of the crisis, and the loss of government capacity in the wake of the crisis to implement emergency aid, the project was executed by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), contracted by the Ministry of Rural Development.