Rural Development Project was completed on June 30, 2005.

The Project Coordination Unit would like to thank all the persons involved in the project implementation.

    The key objective of the Project was the financial, investment, scientific and practical support of rural economic development, through generation of the new, non-agricultural jobs in the rural areas, strengthening of self-government structures and the regional development process and built-up of the institutional capacity required for the management of the EU funds.

      The utilization of funds totalled EUR 117.4 mln which is 99% of the loan amount provided by the World Bank. Both loan, stste and beneficiaries cofinancing exceeded EUR 260 mln. The results are described in The Closing Project Management Report No. 19 (pdf 0.2MB) and in The Final Evaluation Study (pdf 2.6MB).