The development objective of the Bagre Growth Pole Project for Burkina Faso is to contribute to increased economic activity in the project area, resulting in an increase in private investment, employment generation, and agricultural production. The additional financing (AF) will cover costs of electricity, roads, and the diagnostics for an industrial park for agricultural transformation in the project area, which have not been completed under the existing credit because of cost overruns for the construction of irrigation canals. It will also allow for scaling up existing activities such as establishing effective investment promotion systems, improving the investment climate, providing additional support to value chains in the project area, and land tenure pilots. The major changes are: (a) change in the project development objective (PDO); (b) addition of activities to the existing three components; (c) modifications to the results framework; (d) extension of the closing date from November 30, 2018 to November 30, 2020; and (e) funding will be utilized primarily for the maintenance of roads and electric power infrastructure.
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