The objective of this 3.5 year project was to strengthen the capacity of local administration, specifically provincial and district officials, to promote sustainable rural development in the target provinces. The main methods for capacity building were: 1) on-the-job training through planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of pilot rural development projects; 2) classroom lectures, field exercises, and workshops on theories and technical skills required for rural development projects; and 3) preparation of guidelines and manuals on different aspects of managing rural development projects.
IC Net 1. Conducted a field survey to assess rural development needs; 2. Analyzed and identified development issues, goals, and strategies; 3. Formulated rural development project plans, including site selection, preparation of detailed designs, and cost estimation; 4. Prepared tender documents, organizing bidding, and procuring materials, equipment, and contractors; and 5. Supervised contractors and construction.