Pro-poor development performance of livestock projects: Analysis and lessons from projects' documentation [Résultats en matière de développement pro-pauvres des projets basés sur l'élevage: Analyse et enseignements tirés de la documentation de projets]
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
The importance of livestock as a pathway out of poverty is widely recognised, but the effectiveness of pro-poor livestock development projects has been questioned. This study examines a sample of livestock development projects to draw lessons about their effectiveness and identify best practice. A large proportion of projects (60 per cent) were categorised as having not been successful. Project success is found to be positively associated with size of project, diversity of direct project beneficiaries, institution development activities in projects, and effective monitoring and evaluation activities. Lack of reliability of government partners, and inclusion of other agricultural activities together with livestock activities in projects, undermine success. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
agricultural development; aid flow; development project; institutional development; livestock farming; poverty