Urban IDPoor Ready for Piloting
04 December 2015
September 29, 2015 – Since 2006, GIZ has supported the Cambodian Ministry of Planning (MOP) in developing and implementing a procedure to identify the country’s poor households. By now, the poverty identification in rural areas is a well-established process that is based on a participatory approach executed by villagers themselves, which greatly relies on trust within the community. Due to different dynamics in urban communities, developing a procedure for participative poverty identification in urban areas is a challenging task that requires dedication and involvement of numerous stakeholders.
In late-September, government officials and other stakeholders such as CSOs, development partners and NGOs convened at the “Consultative Meeting to review the draft implementation manual of the procedure for identification of urban poor”. This advisory session marked a milestone in this consultative process, since it was the last step involving stakeholders before piloting the data collection procedure.
After the members of the consultative group reflected on ways to improve the implementation manual in small discussion groups, their comments and suggestions were taken into account during the last review of the manual by IDPoor Programme experts at the MOP and GIZ in October.
As a result, the draft manual has been finalised and is ready to be piloted. The pilot aims to:
1. Put the procedure for identification of poor households in urban areas into practice according to the implementation manual.
2. Examine whether the procedure is well adapted to the dynamics of urban communities.
3. Identify possible bottlenecks and practical challenges in the implementation of urban IDPoor.
Three provinces will be selected to implement the urban IDPoor pilot in one Sangkat (commune) over the next couple of months. Accordingly, IDPoor experts at GIZ and MOP expect the first urban IDPoor round to begin in 2016.
The IDPoor Programme is supported by the Governments of Australia and Germany through GIZ.
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