Le développement rural est un domaine qui reste une des thématiques privilégiées des fondateurs de la société. Nous sommes convaincu que le développement rural est à la source de l’amélioration des conditions de vie et du bien être du monde rural. Il passe par l’intégration des éléments économiques et sociaux devant conduire à des modes de développent durable (ou des modes de production et de consommation durable).
L’expertise de la société dans le domaine du développement durable et de la sécurité alimentaire comprend l’hydraulique villageoise, les technologies appropriées, la place de la femme dans le développement, le développement communautaire, les aspects de la réforme agraire et le crédit rural.
Prospect’s expertise in the rural development sector includes: food security, village and rural hydraulics, appropriate technologies, women and development (gender issues), community development, extension services, land reform, and rural credit. For more details on specific fields:
Selected Project References:
Technical support to the working group responsible for designing the Agricultural Development Fund
The project comprised the establishment of an inter-ministerial working group to investigate the harmonisation of the different conceptual approaches for agricultural development funds. Within this context the objectives of the project were to contribute to the elaboration of a regional financing instrument that would be operational for agricultural support and more specifically to:
- Determine and specify the scope of the mission and operational management of the regional agricultural development fund.
- Specify legal statutes that would take into account the ongoing analysis and current recommendations provided by the Ministry for Decentralisation and Territorial Planning as well as the applicable financing rules.
Besides this, the project contributed to the report on the design and
establishment of a regional agricultural development fund; covering its
purpose, operational management and replenishment mechanisms, draft
statutes, by-laws and internal regulations.
Client: European Commission Delegation, Madagascar
Environmental evaluation of the Projet d'Appui au Développement du MOno et du Couffo (PADMOC)
PADMOC’s main objective is to contribute to the strengthening of the
food security by the diversification and increase of agricultural
production. However, the projects foreseen in the frame of this
programme could have negative environmental impacts. Thus, in accordance
with Benin law, an environmental impact evaluation was conducted under
the supervision of ABE (Agence Béninoise pour l'Environnement). The EIA
analysed all related agricultural and rural activities and proposed
tangible attenuation measures. In addition further measures were
suggested that would additionally reinforce the positive impacts of
Client: African Development Bank
Land Use Management:
Formulation of the Tata’s Havens Rehabilitation and Development Project
Prospect was contracted to provide technical assistance for the
formulation of a rehabilitation and development project in the Oasis of
Tata in Morocco. The overall goal of the project was to contribute to
the conservation and the valorisation of the economic and ecological
resources of the oasis ecosystem. Specific objectives were the -
participatory - development of an ecologically sustainable agricultural
production system (palm tree) through an increase of the economic added
value of quality date production, by strengthening associations and
co-operatives and, eventually, the ecological restoration of the oasis
Client: Belgian Technical Co-operation (BTC)
Technical Assistance for the implementation of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Forestry Programme
The project provided a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) - in both entities - for the World Bank Forestry programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (the “National Forestry Programme”). The assistance provided by Prospect included:
- Financial and administrative support to the programme implementation;
- The organisation of tendering procedures for procurement and supplies necessary in the National Programme, including the development of the technical specifications;
- Information exchange on forestry related activities by international organisation in BiH; and
- Monitoring and evaluation of performance by implementing partners.
Besides this, the project provided technical support to the forestry
sector in the following fields: forest legislation and policy
(harmonisation with international initiatives); natural parks
development; timber marketing and pricing.
Client: European Commission – SCR (Sarajevo Delegation)
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Formulation of a new micro-realisation programme (PMR2) in the frame of the 10th EDF
The purpose of the PMR is to strengthen the capacities of rural communities and of civil society in general. The micro-realisations, supported by this programme, are mainly centred on rural infrastructure developments that aim to improve the livelihood of rural populations through:
- realisations related to agricultural trade activities: roads, markets;
- realisations related to water use and consumption : wells, pumps;
- realisations related to health and social services infrastructures.
- Prospect completed this assignment using a two-step approach:
- Evaluation of the first micro-realisation programme (PMR1). Analysis of the main issues and recommendations for the new programme.
- Elaboration of the new micro-realization programme (PMR2) :
- elaboration of the action fiche
- Technical and administrative arrangements
- Logical framework
- Provisional budget plan and work plan
Client: European Commission, EuropeAid
Location: Central African Republic
Final Evaluation of the National Component of the Sustainable Nutrition Rehabilitation Programme (SNRP)
Prospect was in charge of the technical review of the Integrated
Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance System (INFSSS). This involved a
rigorous evaluation of the statistical underpinning of the surveillance
system, including its: accuracy, coverage, relevance, timeliness, and
appropriateness for decision making.
Client: European Commission, EuropeAid, for European Development Fund (EDF)
Evaluation of the Gorgol Integrated Rural Development project
Prospect was contracted to perform an evaluation of the integrated rural
development programme in Gorgol Region, Senegal. This programme, which
was implemented by Caritas Mauritania, consists of activities in
different sectors: agriculture and environment; health and sanitary;
gender; literacy; income generating activities. Prospect’s expert
reviewed and evaluated all activities related to the project and
provided advice for continuation of the project.
Client: Secours Catholique (Caritas France)