Impact of Program 135-phase II through the lens of baseline and endline surveys
To increase the opportunities for poor households to benefit from economic growth, the government has introduced many poverty reduction programs for specific targeted poor household groups and regions. These programs include P-135 and P30a(improving the living conditions of ethnic minorities), P-132 and P-134 (targeted mainly at the Central Highlands to increase access to land and improve housing conditions), the Hunger and Poverty Eradication Program (HEPR), and later NTP-PR (health insurance for the poor). These programs and policies have increased the opportunities for poor households to secure the benefits of economic growth, resulting in improve living standards and increased chances to escape to poverty.
However, the most important question “What are the impacts of these programs on the expected outcomes” has not yet been answered in detail
The major aim of this “Impact of Program 135-phase II through the Lens of Baseline and Endline Surveys” report is to measure the impact of the program on the expected economic outcomes of the households, mainly the poverty, income, agriculture production, housing conditions, and access to the basic public services. In addition, the report analyses the current situation of all aspects of living conditions of the ethnic minority households living in the remote and poorest communes. The findings and lesson drawn from this report could help the government and donors to design and implement better programs in the future.