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Decision B.18/10

Argentina: Increasing Climate Resilience and Enhancing Sustainable Land Management in the Southwest of Buenos Aires  Province (Fully developed project document) (World Bank) (ARG/MIE/Rural/2011/1, US$4,296,817)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Not approve the project document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the World Bank to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Suggest that the World Bank reformulates the proposal taking into account the following:
i. The revised proposal should clearly quantify the expected outputs, compared to inputs, of each type of specific activity proposed under the project, which should not be grouped together and, whenever possible, be translated to economic, social and environmental benefits to communities;
ii. The revised proposal should seek to streamline the data-gathering activities of the project and reconsider, when providing a more detailed budget, the funding allocated to workshops and meetings;
iii. The revised proposal should seek to ensure that a continued government funding commitment would exist for the climate change observatory, 
supported by the proposed institutional mainstreaming;
iv. The revised proposal should provide a detailed budget with budget notes; and
v. The revised proposal should ensure that women have equal opportunities to benefit from project activities, and disaggregate the targets by presenting the percentage of women out of all persons benefiting from those activities.
(c) Request the World Bank to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Argentina.



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