- $194,130,681Original Compact Project Amount
- $193,891,856Total Disbursed
|Time||Estimated Economic Rate of Return (ERR) over 20 years||Estimated beneficiaries over 20 years||Estimated net benefits over 20 years|
|At the time of signing||-3.3 percent||842,584||$-42,900,000|
Estimated benefits corresponds to $148 million of project funds, where cost-benefit analysis was conducted.
Poor roads conditions have negative and overlapping consequences for residents of Burkina Faso, increasing travel time, making transit more dangerous, limiting producers’ access to markets and citizens’ access to social services.
Maintaining national road connectivity throughout the year remains the most significant challenge for transport in Burkina Faso. Road maintenance capacity presents another significant challenge for the limited resources of Burkina’s road transport sector. The Roads Project was designed to alleviate these constraints by:
- paving three primary road segments typically isolated during long rainy seasons;
- upgrading three lots of rural roads in the southwestern agricultural region, the Comoé Basin;
- creating and implementing a 5-year national road maintenance plan and a 15-year master roads plan with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation, the Burkina Faso Road Fund and the national Public Works Agency; and
- providing a one-for-one fund matching mechanism with the Government of Burkina Faso to reduce the country’s road maintenance backlog.
MCC funded the paving, upgrade or periodic maintenance of 525 kilometers of roads by the end of the compact. An additional 215 kilometers were completed two months later with assistance and oversight from the Government of Burkina Faso. MCC also invested in the development of a new road maintenance planning tool to facilitate future planning and continued management of the country’s 16,400-kilometer network, including new primary roads constructed with MCC funds.
MCC is conducting a performance evaluation of the Roads Project. The evaluation will use the Highway Development and Management (HDM-4) Model to assess the condition of the upgraded roads. The evaluation is expected to be available in 2018, three years following the completion of the works. This will enable independent evaluators to measure both the impact of improved roads on traffic and evaluate the sustainability of compact investments with regard to roads maintenance.
Key performance indicators and outputs at compact end date
|Activity/Outcome||Key Performance Indicator||Baseline||End of Compact Target||Quarter 1 through Quarter 20 Actuals (as of Sep 2014)||Percent Compact Target Satisfied (as of Sep 2014)|
|Development of Primary Roads Activity||Kilometers of primary roads completed
|Development of Rural Roads Activity||Kilometers of rural roads completed
|Incentive Matching Fund for Periodic Road Maintenance Activity||Periodic road maintenance coverage rate (for all funds) (%)||1.67||30||72||248%|