The World Bank Group is satisfactorily achieving results of the technical assistance and financing program in the four priority areas of the CPS.
- Productive Sustainable Development
Results for this pillar have been significant in rural areas. The Rural Partnerships Project (RPP) supported 770 producers’ organizations in 110 municipalities, benefiting 29,000 families. Total partnerships reflect an increase in net family income of 206% as compared with those without RPP intervention. Of these beneficiaries, 90% are indigenous.
Likewise, with the Regional Concurrent Development Project, the World Bank has channeled through the government investment sub-projects in productive infrastructure and basic infrastructure in 180 departmental and municipal governments. A total of 244 investment sub-projects have been financed in irrigation, transportation infrastructure and productive promotion, benefitting more than 430,000 people.
The Community Investment in Rural Areas Project currently benefits 26,000 families in vulnerable communities throughout the country. One hundred and fifty-seven sub-projects are currently being implemented, including irrigation canals, water collection systems, greenhouses, latrines, livestock fences and wells.
The Lands for Agricultural Development Project has helped 237 producer associations use their land more effectively. It has issued non-reimbursable funds to increase production and technical assistance in five municipalities of Santa Cruz Department, in the Chaco and Chiquitanía. Project activities have benefited more than 2,800 families living in poverty, including those residing on indigenous lands, and have resulted in the incorporation of nearly 150,000 hectares of land for agricultural use.
The most important contribution of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience is the design of a National Climate Resilience Strategy (NCRS) that defines program priorities and organizes interventions into three main work areas: public policies, specific sectors and basin management. Multi- and bilateral development agencies are using the NCRS to target their support for a second phase of contributions totaling more than US$ 40 million over the next few years.
- Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
The Emergency Recovery and Disaster Management Project has implemented 244 sub-projects to rehabilitate roads and infrastructure in water and basic sanitation, irrigation, river protection, health and education that was damaged by El Niño and La Niña weather phenomena, benefiting more than 400,000 inhabitants of municipalities with high poverty rates. It has also strengthened institutional skills in nine national sectors and the government’s disaster response capacity by reinforcing risk information management and monitoring of hydro-meteorological threats.
- Human Development and Access to Basic Services
The World Bank contributes to improving early childhood care in populations with increased vulnerability to parental loss or risk of abandonment through a project to enhance the quality of care and improve ongoing training and professionalization of educators and facilitators of 152 public childcare centers (birth to age four) in La Paz and El Alto.
Since 2003, the World Bank has been supporting programs to increase electric power coverage in rural and peri-urban areas of Bolivia. Interventions such as the Decentralized Infrastructure Project for the Transformation of Rural Areas brought electricity to more than 30,000 homes, 118 schools, health posts and a microenterprise.
Real Neighborhoods is a key program of the La Paz municipal government. The World Bank, through the Urban Infrastructure Project approved in 2006, supported improved public lighting, drainage infrastructure, sanitation facilities, disaster risk mitigation works and public recreational facilities, among others, in 22 low-income La Paz neighborhoods.
- Support to Public Sector Efficiency
The Project to Strengthen and Modernize the Statistics System has supported the implementation of two recent censuses – one on population and housing and the other on agriculture – in addition to improving continuous household surveys and updating multipurpose maps. To complement these activities, the World Bank supported efforts to improve poverty measurement, including the preparation of new poverty maps and the definition of multidimensional wellbeing indicators (indicators of the Living Well Index).
With the Open Aid Platform, Bolivia has become the first country in Latin America to georeference thousands of development projects. The Public Investment Map of Bolivia is designed to collect and disseminate information. The Platform offers online, real-time access to information on 31,000 public investment projects to indigenous communities, local governments, the press and other interested parties.
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2014