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Stocktaking of agricultural water investment in India: A review of selected World Bank-supported projects

The report "Stocktaking of agricultural water investment in India" is part of a joint FAO and World Bank research effort that has been developed to follow the progress of World Bank-supported agriculture and rural development (ARD) projects in South Asia. This is the final publication in a three report series covering closely related themes: agricultural water management (AWM) programmes in India; rural livelihoods programmes in India; and monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L), including Management Information Systems (MIS) design and implementation, in ARD projects in South Asia.

This stocktaking focuses on AWM, a critical issue in India's food security and a main recipient of public funds. The World Bank has channeled funds from its ARD portfolio to AWM through direct investment, technical assistance and studies. As a result, this publication assesses the evolution and perceived impact of the last 15 years of World Bank lending for investments in AWM in India, identifies lessons learned and provides recommendations going forward.