Impact assessment of the RISP II project


April-June 2013


Republic of Moldova


Rural Investment and Services Project II (RISP II), funded by the World Bank


“Impact assessment of the RISP II project”


Perform a final impact assessment of the project (implementation period July 2006 – June 2013) by assessing how the intervention being evaluated affects set up outcomes.

 The objective of this assignment was twofold:

  • Determine the effects delivered by the Rural Extension Services, Rural Finance and Land re-parceling components;
  • Draw up conclusions and recommendations for the effective subsequent implementation by evaluating the current situation and the lessons gained within previous impact assessments.

The analysis was made on the basis of a survey of 750 project beneficiaries randomly selected from the total number of programme beneficiaries. This also implied building separate detailed economic evaluation cases to 64 rural SMEs.