Hawk Vision is conducting “Impact Evaluation of the Nangarhar Valley Development Authority (NVDA) project” with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Ministry of Economy (MoEc). Nangarhar Valley Development Authority (NVDA) is an irrigation infrastructure project. NVDA project is one of the components of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded program of Water Resources Development Investment Program (WRDIP). NVDA Improvement component is an irrigation project implemented by Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with allotted budget of $25 million (Additional budget $6.49 million). It has mix of about 22,000 hectares of private and publicly managed irrigated land plus a range of agriculture related facilities based on the former Soviet collective farm model. The project is designed to finance rehabilitation and upgrading (R&U) of the existing irrigation system, and development of new irrigation and water resources infrastructure.

The project started on December 03, 2017 and ended on December 31, 2018. The main objective of the Impact Evaluation project was to measure Relevance, Effectiveness, Impact, Efficiency, and Sustainability of Water Resource Development Investment Program – Tranche 1, NVDA and find whether target of the aforementioned project was accomplished.  The findings pointed out that the project impacted on the socio-economic development of the Nangarhar valley area. It has Increased irrigation facilities and enhanced the income of the households. There is an overall improvement in their living standard of people. As the irrigation facility improved, most of the farmers had changed their cultivation from dry crops to irrigated crops.

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