|Title||Landmine Clearing for Results|
|Maximum CIDA Contribution||$ 7,800,000|
|Executing Agency - Partner||UNDP - United Nations Development Programme|
|Start - End||2006 - 2011|
Private sector development
Agricultural land resources (031130): 20%
Peace and security
Removal of land mines and explosive remnants of war (015250): 80%
This project supports mine clearing activities throughout Cambodia, taking into account lessons learned from past experiences. The multi-donor Trust Fund improves mechanisms for funding mine clearance in order to promote efficiency, accountability, and the targeting of mine clearance resources on development priorities established at national, provincial and local levels.
The project works to strengthen the capacities for mine action policy-making, strategy formulation and prioritization of mine clearance tasks in accordance with development priorities established at provincial and local levels through participatory mechanisms. It allows for designated high priority contaminated land to be cleared, thus allowing renewed safe access to roads, infrastructure, land, and other resources. The renewed access to these resources is expected to promote economic growth and poverty reduction throughout the country.
|This is a new feature, part of CIDA's efforts towards increasing transparency. Information will only be available for projects approved after October 15, 2011. For other projects, information on expected results is usually included in the description.|
|Progress and Results Achieved|
|Results as of December 2010 (end of project) include: more than 35 square kilometres of affected land, in the most mine-affected areas of north-west Cambodia, was released based on priorities established at provincial and local levels. Over fifty percent of this cleared land is now used for agriculture, directly contributing to increasing food security in Cambodia. The remaining land is used for irrigation canals, roads, schools, health clinics and to address other development needs, such as safe transportation of agricultural goods to markets, which also contribute to increasing food security. The project significantly enhanced the capacities of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority contributing to strengthened processes for mine action planning and monitoring, and therefore greater transparency and cost-efficiency in making land available to poor men and women living in rural areas.|