Project Completion Report Community Physical Infrastructure Scheme Salik Development Foundation (SDF)

1. INTRODUCTION:

Description of the project. The phase IV comprised of 48 CPI projects including 15 DWSS, 8 link roads, one irrigation and 24 sanitation schemes. The financing agreement between PPAF and Salik Foundation was signed in July, 05. As per agreed implementation plan PO will initiate 45 CPI schemes but the PO completed 48 schemes. Projects include 15 Hand Pumps, 8 link roads, 1 irrigation and 24 sanitation schemes. The total cost of these projects is Rs.12, 690,000 including Rs.11536000 as project cost (PPAF share) and Rs. 10, 32,000 as operational cost. Salik Foundation received the amount of Rs.122,000 for procurement items.

It was also provided in the contract agreement that the productive infrastructure projects would be given priority as they directly contribute towards uplifting the living conditions of the communities. Broadly the projects were classified into irrigation, DWSS, link roads and sanitation.

 Key Documents:

The key documents and reports consulted to produce this project completion report included the project document, implementation plan, project proposals and field visit reports by PPAF staff. Methodology adopted for preparing the PCR:The methodology of PCR included the review of relevant literature including project proposals and progress monitoring reports produced by PPAF monitoring staff in every quarter.

2. EFFICIENCY

 Salik Foundation has completed 48 projects of phase IV as per implementation plan. Details of the planned and actual CPIs is presented in the following table.

Activity
Planned
Actual
No. of Project Initiated
45
48
No. of project completed
45
48
Date of Completion
July, 2005
March, 2007
Cost of Projects ( Rs. in Million)
11.536
11.538
No. of beneficiary community organizations
45
48
No. of beneficiary households
6750
9683
No. of beneficiary persons
54000
77464

 Achievement of results
The poor communities that CPI – PPAF intended to support are largely deprived of basic infrastructure related to drinking water supply, sanitation, irrigation and link road construction. Phase –IV focused on developing the mentioned infrastructure in view of COs need. At the conclusion of phase-IV of Salik Foundation.

Under phase –IV, total 45 CPI schemes have been initiated and completed 48 CPI schemes.

3. Effectiveness

 Expected achievement of vision, mission and objectives at inception:
Phase – IV of CPI- PPAF aimed to provide financial assistance to develop local infrastructure which would develop the capacity of rural communities, increase their income s and ensure the provision of benefits to men and women equitably. Some of the aims that from vision, mission and objectives of phase-IV are out lined in the following:

• To increase the income of the poor.
• To provide benefits to men and women equitably.
• To build local level infrastructure with focus on women and productive needs of the communities.
• To build the capacity of the local stakeholders and involve them in identification, planning, execution and monitoring of physical infrastructure projects.
• To create the sense of ownership and responsibilities amongst the poor communities.

Actual achievement at the end of the project:

To promote sense of ownership amongst the beneficiary communities, it was made mandatory for the approval of each individual project that the beneficiaries should be involved in project identification, designing, costing and implementation. In addition, the beneficiary communities should also take the responsibility of post completion operation and maintenance

After the completion of the phase most of the communities have assumed the responsibility and demonstrated their ability to maintain and operate the projects after their completion. Type vise Profile of CPI projects is given hereunder in Table.

Type of Projects
Projects
(Nos.)
Household Benefited
Persons Benefited
Total Cost
(Rs.)
PPAF Share
(Rs.)
CO Contribution(Rs.)
DWSS
15
2100
16800
3609329
2629286
980043
Sanitation
24
5079
40632
7785803
6700915
1084888
Irrigation
1
95
760
203500
139950
63550
Link Roads Construction
8
1829
14632
2653053
2067849
585204
Total

Of total 48 projects completed, 15 projects aimed to ensure the provision of drinking water to communities. Traditionally, women folk and children have assigned the job for carrying drinking water from remote sources to their houses; now women of the area do not have to go far off water sources to carry water.

It is worth mentioning 24 of the total projects are drainage and sanitation project. These projects play an important part in improving the quality of life,

In this phase IV 8 link roads projects completed and these projects made easy the lives of the people of project areas. The status of communication is much better that previous. The poor farmers have easily access to market to carry their agricultural commodities. The irrigation scheme also gave benefits to the poor farmers of the area