Mangrove plantation in Viet Nam: measuring impact and cost benefit
In an effort to further highlight the impact, efficiency and sustainability of DRR interventions, an external evaluation was conducted on the community-based ‘Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction’ (MP/DRR) project in the disaster prone coastal provinces of northern Viet Nam. The evaluation assessed the project’s performance and progress against set objectives and analysed the extent to which it has contributed to the building of safer, resilient communities. This case study will focus primarily on the evaluation’s findings which provide a quantitative analysis of the project’s benefits in the coastal provinces. In particular, it will examine how the:
- Project’s output over the course of its 17-year implementation, directly or indirectly, increased the resilience of communities.
- Protective, economic and ecological benefits of the interventions outweighed the costs.
- Accrued benefits of the project will be sustained in the long-term, with particular focuson local capacity and ownership (in the absence of donor funding).
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