Purpose: This report is aimed to assess the performance and progress of mangrove planting project, its long term impacts on communities for sustainable safety and resilience in Vietnam and the return on investments for both outputs and outcomes.
Overview: This report presents a study and evaluation of the impact, efficiency and sustainability of the “Community-based Mangrove Reforestation and Disaster Preparedness Programme”, implemented by Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) between 1994 and 2010. It finds that the programme has a significant impact towards disaster risk reduction and an enhancement of communities’ livelihoods, and also a highly efficient way to reach its protective, direct economic and ecological benefits. Challenges to sustainability need to be tackled in an appropriate manner. This report consists of eight chapters including case studies of five communes, which present findings in greater detail and make the calculation of costs and benefits more transparent.
- An overview of the programme and its history, as basic knowledge of the background.
- The following chapter highlights the background of this evaluation, its objectives and the methodology used.
- Chapters 3-7 include the findings of the evaluation
- The report ends with a concluding chapter that discusses implications of the findings to VNRC and its donors, the Vietnamese government and the wider development and disaster risk management community, not least what role mangrove afforestation can play in future programming
Usage: Monitoring and Evaluation
Audience: Technical staff
You might be interested in these resources:
- Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction Phase 2011-2015
- Planting protection – Evaluation of community-based mangrove reforestation and disaster preparedness programme, 2006-2010