Technical Assistance | Activity Status: Closed

Vietnam Small Scale Irrigation

Overview

This activity provided funding for a feasibility study that examined design aspects of an output-based approach to engage public utility or Farmer's Cooperatives in improving access of the poor to irrigation water in selected communes in Vietnam. The consultants liaised closely with East Meets West Foundation staff (Implementing Agency) and the stakeholders in data collection and analysis; organize meetings with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and local authorities, and document preparation and presentation.

Status

Closed. The Feasibility report advised on the design of the irrigation project, which passed eligibility stage in June 2010. The recommendations included targeting structure, funding structure, subsidy level, and mechanism for risk sharing among stakeholders. The subsidy project did not progress to commitment stage and was dropped.