African cartography search for a new dynamic for its insertion into development projects (AOCRS)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The investigation described in this report was initiated by remarks made not only by public and private managers responsible for designing or carrying-out development projects, but also by technical officials and especially by various bilateral and multilateral funding organizations. In 1985, the World Bank undertook an expert examination of 1000 development projects which it had financed, in order to evaluate the results obtained and to examine failures, if they existed. That analysis showed that, with a few specific differences due, in particular, to physical difficulties, local contexts, climatic conditions and the diligence of executive personnel : in East Africa, a little more than one project out of two, was a failure and in West Africa, one out of three.