MARD M&E Capacity Building for Agricultural Restructuring Plan Implementation (WB-P159760)

Countries
  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
National-wide
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Voting Date
Apr 13, 2017
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Borrower
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 6, 2016


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Project Description
The recently completed ARP prepared by the MARD shifts the orientation of sectoral goals from physical targets to indicators related to the triple bottom line of sustainable development. It advocates for the sector to become market-led and consumer-driven, with the role of the government shifting from being the primary investor and service provider to being the facilitator of investments and services provided by others. The current M&E system in MARD, however, is not suitable to inform and support this restructuring process. Decisions regarding farm enterprises, and farm policies and programs are mainly based on output oriented macro-targets (such as acreage planted or quantities produced) or technical indicators that determine adoption by farmers of technical advice and new technologies. Considerations and monitoring of indicators such as labor productivity, profitability, input use intensity and environmental sustainability are largely absent. With the restructuring envisaged sector M&E shifts its focus to sector performance indicators such as contribution to farm incomes, improvement of livelihoods, competitiveness of different crops within but also outside of Vietnam, effectiveness of public policy and investments and the sustainable and effective use of natural resources. This requires a profound understanding of farm enterprises and their economics. New data sources, actors and methodologies of joint analysis will need to be incorporated into the sector M&E to ensure that future policy reforms and decisions on investments are based on sound information and are supported by all actors affected by the policies. In addition to developing a new set of sector performance and ARP indicators, it is equally important to carry out the following complementary activities: (i) analysis and clarification of roles and services of MARD and DARD government agencies in the ARP; (ii) capacity development to change/adjust work processes (including support to strengthening inter-departmental cooperation mechanisms) to better fulfill MARD functions especially in the context of M&E; (iii) capacity building to MARD departments entailing market oriented planning requirements and processes, project analysis, economic analysis and M&E skills, communication of ARP objectives, roles and functions throughout the entire country; and (iv) sector M&E including sector-wide planning and performance monitoring; technical assistance and capacity building for policy analysis, policy formulation and coordination of policy implementation.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Fund US$ 1.80 million
Contact Information
World Bank Contact: Sergiy Zorya Title: Senior Economist Tel: 5778+8392 / Email: szorya@worldbank.org Contact: Hanane Ahmed Title: Economist Tel: 473-7408 Email: hahmed2@worldbank.org Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Department of Planning Contact: Hong Nguyen Thi Title: Director General - Planning Department Tel: 84438468161 Email: hongvkh@gmail.com ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.