The Rural Alliances Project II (PARII) supports producers’ organizations in rural areas, benefiting close to 30,000 families thru 1,313 alliances aimed at improving the production capacity and access to producer’s markets, including the construction of bridges and secondary roads, as well as investment in equipment, among others. The additional financing (AF PARII), approved in 2017, focuses on a more resilient agriculture and aims to reach producers nationwide, promoting productivity improvements, mainly by means of investments in automated irrigation, thus contributing to food security and to the production of food for the domestic market.
Within the framework of the Community Investment in Rural Areas Project (PICAR), 656 extremely poor rural communities of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, La Paz and Oruro (169,900 people) were able to execute 880 infrastructure subprojects, of which almost half were managed by women. Additional financing has made it possible to benefit about 41,578 families through more than 1,300 investment subprojects, adding Potosí to the aforementioned departments and exceeding the established objectives.
In social protection and employment, the objective of the Project to Improve Employability and Labor Income for Youth is to promote employability of thousands of vulnerable youth and improve their labor income by supporting the expansion of insertion programs in the labor market and developing capacities in soft skills and specific technical competencies, among others. The project contemplates an equal proportion of participation of young women including a greater incentive for companies to hire them and, in the case of mothers, finances the payment of differentiated stipends to support the care of their children under 5 years of age, while they are working.
The COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Social Safety Nets Project is part of the immediate institutional response of the World Bank Group in Bolivia to the emergency due to the outbreak of the aforementioned virus. Its objective is to support the country in financing temporary transfers to households affected by the measures adopted to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Services Network Project’s goal is to improve access to and quality of healthcare services for 3.8 million Bolivians, prioritizing women, children and indigenous populations. It consists of the implementation of a comprehensive hospital management system through the strengthening of health networks, complemented by the application of clinical care standards, strengthening the capacities of professionals in the sector, information systems, and the construction and equipping of hospital infrastructure. Given the current COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) emergency, the Project finances of the purchase of supplies, equipment and materials for the prevention, detection and treatment of patients and the protection of medical professionals, as well as the adaptation of hospitals to face the health situation and the hiring of medical personnel.
The Urban Resilience Project will support the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra in reducing vulnerabilities to climate risks and improving the living conditions of more than 167,000 residents of the lower-income areas in these municipalities. The project contemplates the construction of infrastructure resistant to hydrometeorological phenomena such as landslides and floods, including improved drainage channels and river channeling works. Likewise, work will be done to improve neighborhoods and public spaces and to promote sustainable urban mobility.
The Climate Resilience Project – Integrated Watershed Management aims to strengthen the capacity to adapt to climate change, expanding the surveillance system of the effects of this phenomenon, as well as strengthening the structure of the climate and water information system and drought monitoring. The project also works in three basins in the department of Cochabamba that cover approximately 16,000 square kilometers and are home to about 1.4 million inhabitants. Interventions include irrigation and defense, as well as integrated micro-basin management.
To increase connectivity and access to services, the Santa Cruz Road Corridor Connection Project, San Ignacio de Velasco – San José de Chiquitos section, of 208 Km., will complete a highway of the fundamental road network that connects Bolivia and Brazil, closes the Chiquitanía tourist circuit and is part of the East-West Bioceanic Corridor.
The Road Sector Capacity Development Project will contribute to road infrastructure while strengthening capacities for its sustainability. It supports the rehabilitation and maintenance of the 546-Km. Santa Cruz–Trinidad road, which will benefit some three million inhabitants of Santa Cruz and Beni departments, as well as users from other regions, most of whom are farmers who need to transport their produce to other markets. Moreover, it supports the institutional strengthening of the Bolivian Roads Administration (ABC) to develop its capacities to plan, prioritize and implement infrastructure investments in a holistic manner with a new contracting approach for the country that includes the periodic and routine rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in a single operation.The National Roads and Airport Infrastructure Project aims to support the regional and international integration through the improvement of passability in the area and the Rurrenabaque Airport that will contribute to the flow of tourism in the region.
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2021