Good Practices in Investment Design

Good Practices in Investment Design

The Good Practices in Investment Design series reviews exemplary activities in  a wide variety of ongoing or completed rural and agricultural development projects. The focus is on innovative approaches and proven techniques that have produced exceptional and sustainable results. Recent publications in this category include the stocktaking of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and management information systems, stocktaking of livelihood projects, incorporating climate change considerations into investment programmes, and the use of mobile phones in development projects. The aim is to provide examples of successful strategies and methodologies to assist development practitioners in improving the design, formulation and monitoring of future investment projects.

Study on potentials of mobile phones in investment and development projects

Date of publication: 1 January 2011

This study is one of the results of the “Sustainable Livelihood Development Project” being implemented in Kenya by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) under FAO funding. The project has developed a mobile phone based monitoring system, which provides a number of key services, including real time reporting of the...


Use of monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and rural development projects

Date of publication: 1 December 2010

This Paper provides a critical review of the use of M&E in agricultural and rural development (ARD) projects. It assesses how M&E systems have been designed and implemented in 74 World Bank-assisted ARD projects over the last 15 years in the South and East Asia regions. This is based primarily...

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