Delivery of basic public infrastructure such as rural roads, potable water, education and health facilities, and infrastructure is essential to rural livelihoods. Drainage and tertiary irrigation is a critical ingredient to both reducing poverty and promoting shared prosperity in Azerbaijan.
The projects supports improvements in infrastructure deficits as well as mobility challenges in rural areas. The financing will continue to contribute to gender equity through close attention to inclusion and empowerment. It will continue to strengthen governance and accountability through its participatory planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation processes with community groups and local government offices and its track record of transparency, social accountability instruments, broad civic engagement, and public dissemination of results from local investments.