This report presents findings of the Final Evaluation of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction (MP-DRR) programme for 2011-2015. Specifically, the following issues were considered as to whether the programme had achieved its expected results regarding: plantation of forest and sustainable forest protection; improved capacity of communes (under the project) to protect against disasters and impacts of climate change; and strengthened capacity of the VNRC to develop and implement community based disaster-risk management (CBDRM) projects sustainably and effectively.


  • Consistency with government legislation and donor priorities: There is high-level political interest and resulting legislation for mangrove and forest protection by the government at national and provincial levels.
  • Cost-efficiency: Overall, the MP-DRR is efficient as it produces benefits far outweighing its costs. These benefits are protective, direct economic, and ecological.
  • Effectiveness: The MP-DRR has been underway for almost two decades and is divided into four phases. Through the project is managed by the Vietnam Red Cross at all levels, especially communication on mangrove protection, development and disaster-risk reduction, the importance of mangroves and risk reduction activities in the ten provinces has entered deeply into the minds of local people, government officials, teachers and their students.
  • Impact: The MP-DRR brings benefit to an estimated 190,455 direct beneficiaries and many more indirect beneficiaries.

Usage: Learning from experience

Audiences: Technical staff

Citation: Asian Management and Development Institute (October 2015). Final Evaluation of the Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Period of 2011-2015 (pp. 1-72).


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