At the end of MIDENO Phase II-R, MIDENO conceived and mounted GP-DERUDEP to be implemented for a six (6) year lifespan from 2004 - 2010 worth 15.725 Billion FCFA, funded by the African Development Bank (ADB). Due to short comings observed when MIDENO assumed both the roles of implementation and supervision in its past projects, there was a need to separate the implementation role from the Supervisory role so as to ensure proper follow up of activities and avoid being a player and at the same time a referee as well as to ensure continuous mounting of new Projects for the Region.
Therefore the implementation arrangement of GP-DERUDEP experienced a drastic paradigm shift where, the Project was lodged within MIDENO with a separate Project Implementation Unit (PIU), endowed with financial autonomy to implement and coordinate the Project whereas, MIDENO ensured the external M&E/Supervision of the Project. The advent of GP-DERUDEP therefore saw a shift in the role of MIDENO to studies, formulating, supervising/monitoring & evaluation, Contracting Authority, consolidating project achievements and ensuring the sustainability of results.
GP-DERUDEP phase I was probably MIDENO’s most successful project to date. It was voted the first and best managed project in 2011 financed by the ADB in Cameroon. To crown it all the Project also won the United States of America Congress-ADB Award in the same year. This success story can be confidently attributed to the paradigm shift in the role of MIDENO.
GP-DERUDEP Phase II
Notwithstanding the success story of GP-DERUDEP phase one, the project had two critical gaps identified by MIDENO which included;
The Project did not target all the communities of the North West Region. Out of 560 communities only 40 were targeted.
The funding was scaled down from 66.0 Billion FCFA to just 15.725 Billion FCFA
The Project was limited only to agricultural activities, leaving out the huge potentials of the livestock and fisheries sub sectors of the Region,
Following the end of the project, some of its achievements need follow-up in order to ensure sustainability.
The success story of GP-DERUDEP Phase one and the weaknesses identified during implementation spurred MIDENO to designing a second phase of the project (Grassfield II) to the tune of 25 Billion FCFA to continue to take care of the ever increasing needs of the agricultural subsector and to be implemented following the same institutional arrangements as Phase I.
Go to the GP-DERUDEP website for more information about the said project.