Central Region poverty Reduction

Completed
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Provincial
February 2, 2001
March 3, 2002
USD 824,000

Project Information

The objective of the TA was to formulate a project aimed at reducing the incidence of poverty among the rural population in the Central Region of Vietnam by increasing food security, and income and employment opportunities of poor households and vulnerable groups in the project area. Crosscutting issues of gender, ethnic minorities, and sustainable natural resource management also will be addressed. The TA sought to assess the scope, components, costs, economic and financial viability, social and environmental effects, institutional capacities and needs, implementation arrangements, and operation and maintenance requirements for the project. It defined appropriate mechanisms and criteria for targeting poverty, selection of project villages, beneficiaries and identification of indicative sub-projects.

The project's overall objectives included:

  • Enhance rural incomes through improved on-farm productive activities in agriculture (crop production, livestock, fishery/aquaculture, forestry) and off-farm employment opportunities;
  • Design an appropriate mechanism to provide access of farmers and other entrepreneurs to rural financial services;
  • Support small-scale village/community level infrastructure; and
  • Design a capacity building component for local government authorities and beneficiaries to successfully plan and implement project activities, and for upgrading of local technical skills to facilitate village-level productive activities.

The project targeted the rural poor including women, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups, local government staff, and mass organizations such as the Women's and Farmers' Unions.

Project Locations

Gia Lai, Ha Tinh, Kon Tum, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue

Project Sectors

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