VIETNAMEnabling poor rural peopleto overcome poverty                             Decentralised Programme                  ...
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IFAD Vietnam Quang Binh programme

  1. 1. VIETNAMEnabling poor rural peopleto overcome poverty Decentralised Programme for Poverty Reduction (DPPR) Quang Binh Fish sauce processing in Quang Binh. Programme Rationale Addressing poverty in Quang Binh province, requires an integrated approach that focuses on both environmental degradation and high poverty rates. Women are often particularly disadvantaged in terms of workload and participation in family and community decisions. The programme design has specific strategies to ensure that women have equal access to programme resources and appropriate representation in decision-making processes. Programme Objectives The goal of this six-year programme is to improve the socio-economic status of the poorest households here, with particular emphasis on community-driven development approaches. Programme purposes are to: (i) improve food security and living standards for the poorest households; (ii) develop strong grassroots institutions that manage community resources better; (iii) improve decentralised development approaches; (iv) improve the socio-economic status of women; (v) improve village-level infrastructure; and (vi) improve management of natural resources. Programme Area and Target Group The programme covers four rural districts: Quang Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Ninh and Le Thuy. Within these districts there are 48 communes encompassing 347 administrative villages. Of these, 10 communes are coastal; 13 are lowland or riverside; 2 are hilly and 23 are upland.International The programme primarily benefits hungry and poor households. Women, ethnic minorities andFund for unemployed youth are targeted.AgriculturalDevelopment IFAD VIETNAM >> DPPR Quang Binh >> 1
  2. 2. Programme StrategyEnabling poor rural people Areas with the highest incidence of poverty are targeted ensuring the poorest households areto overcome poverty benefited. The main beneficiaries of DPPR are the poor, especially poor women and ethnic minorities. Production support and small scale infrastructure are most beneficial for this target group. Programme Components • Capacity building for decentralised development • Production support • Small-scale infrastructure development • Programme management Programme Cost and Financing Total costs for the programme are USD $18.3 million. The proposed financiers of the programme are IFAD (62.2%), the Government of Norway (13.6%) in the form of debt-swap funds, the Government of Vietnam GoVN (15.6%), and the beneficiaries (7.0%). The Government will finance 100% of all land purchase costs and salaries/allowances, 40% of operating costs (excluding village infrastructure maintenance costs), and the tax and duty element of all project expenditures. For both Quang Binh and Ha Giang provinces: Besides the IFAD loan, IFAD provided a grant of USD 0.63 million for the Policy and Programme Development subcomponent. Benefits and Impact Up to the end of 2010, 160 infrastructure works have been constructed including 95 road works with a total length of 97.7 km; 26 irrigation works with a total length of 21.1 km; 39 civil works and others (such as: market, cultural house, school class, nursery school, electricity line, broadcasting station, daily use water pipe, workshop). The small irrigation schemes under the project support have brought considerably positive impacts such as increased crop irrigation (particularly rice and maize); enhancement of crop yields and increasing the number of crops per year. These impacts result in improved food production and the transiting of one rice crop into two ensures rice and food security at village level. Contact details Atsuko Toda Country Programme Manager Asia and Pacific Division International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Unit 304, UN Apartment Building 2E Van Phuc, Kim Ma Str, Ha Noi, Vietnam Tel: 0084- (4) 3823 7231; Fax: + 84 (4) 3823 3819 Email: at.toda@ifad.org Skype: atsuko.toda Website: www.ifad.org.vnInternationalFund forAgriculturalDevelopment IFAD VIETNAM >> DPPR Quang Binh >> 1

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