GUIDELINES ON BUILDING PRODUCTIVE PARTNERSHIPS

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LIVELIHOODS WORKSHOP:
SECOND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
POVERTY REDUCTION PROJECT
Hanoi Workshop,
November 11 2011
PROJECT OVERALL
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World Bank (IDA) finances $150 million. Total $165
million. 2010 to 2015
CDD approach
Invests in
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Productive infrastructure
Capacity of local government and communities and
Market links and business innovations
230 communes, 27 districts in 6 Provinces –
670,000 people, mostly poor
Ethnic minorities dominate the population
LIVELIHOODS OVERALL
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Resource based & Market led. Bringing producers
and buyers together
Livelihoods subcomponents: about $35 million
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1.2: Market links and business innovations
2.2: Livelihoods support and production services
2.3: Women’s social and economic development
3.4: Employment skills
Partnerships and Innovation awards
Pilot Phase – 18 months, ends December
PILOT PHASE: INCOME EARNING
SUB-PROJECTS
6 Essential Principles
 All proposals from villagers
 Technically feasible for the poor
 Fits interest and resources of poor
 Markets can absorb
 Profitable and sustainable
 No negative impacts
PILOT PHASE: GUIDELINES
Sub projects:
 Planning and implementation
Identify potential, meetings, CIG formation,
appraisal and approval, procurement
 Regulations and Detailed Proposals
 Monitoring and Evaluation
 Reporting
PILOT PHASE: SUB PROJECTS
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Identified from “bottom-up”
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Crops : artichoke tea, “son tra” apples,
coffee nursery, rattan, ginger
Livestock: local pigs, local chickens,
buffaloes, goats,
Fisheries: eel-raising
Handicrafts: embroidery, etc
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Artichoke Tea
Son Tra Apples
Coffee
Rattan
Black Bone Chicken
Goats
Local Pig
Handicrafts trading Sa Pa and Trade
Fair in Hanoi
Sapa Weaving: Ta Phin
Sapa Homestay, Herbal Bath: Ta Phin
PILOT PHASE: SUB PROJECTS
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Need “top down” information as well
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GRET report (5 provinces), JICA report (4
provinces), Baseline study
Maps at commune level and district level
Team work in districts and communes: identify
potential activities
NGO, Donor projects in each district
Other e.g. work skills, study tours
Internet resources
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NGOs & DONORS
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Examples
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NGO Centre, Ethnic Minorities WG
CARE/CDC/SIEED DIEN BIEN
ACIAR HOA BINH, LAI CHAU,LAO CAI, YEN BAI,
SON LA, DIEN BIEN
JICA HOA BINH, LAI CHAU, SON LA, DIEN BIEN
Other projects ….
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LEARNING FROM NGOS AND
DONORS
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Staff and villagers can benefit from
understanding
Methods of working in villages
Livelihoods models
Input supplies, marketing
Training opportunities
Studies – value chains, etc
MOVING AHEAD THROUGH
PARTNERSHIPS
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Priorities of target groups: poor communities
in ethnic minority areas
Improving livelihoods
Reaching the poor is difficult
Overseas experience shows partnerships
improve CDD project success
GUIDELINES ON PARTNERSHIPS
POTENTIAL PARTNERS
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Other Public Agencies
Private Firms
NGOs and Donors
Banks
Training Colleges and Universities
Research Institutes and Donors
Trade Groups, Cooperatives, Others
PARTNERSHIP ISSUES
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Willingness to cooperate
Focus on the priorities of ethnic
minorities
Identify key partners and work with them
Involve the expertise of others
Use available information and share it with
poor communities
Follow procurement procedures
Example: PARTNERSHIPS with COMPANIES
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Identify sites and suitable companies
Farming: Cultivation, Livestock, Fisheries
Non- farming: Traditional or high value activities:
handicrafts, tailoring, processing
Bring together companies, districts & communes
Define Roles of CIG and companies
Project support for CIGs, companies
Develop Proposal and Contract
Implement, monitor, report, evaluate
INNOVATION GRANTS
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BACKGROUND
Project encourages innovation
Especially for Livelihoods – subcomponents 1,2, 2,2,
2.3, 3.4
RATIONALE
Innovation is needed for progress
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Definition:
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a livelihood innovation: if it involves the creation of a new
product, it brings to the market a product that has never been sold before or
brings a product to a new market, it involves a new production technology (or
technique), it involves a new method of marketing or distribution, or it creates a
partnership among groups/entities that have not partnered before”
TRIAL PHASE: 2012
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Theme: “making agriculture more profitable for poor
smallholders” New ideas, new processes or new opportunities
for farmers to improve profitability are encouraged
May include (i) new information; (ii) new access to capital; (iii)
partnership with an NGO or other; (iv) links with a company that
supplies inputs and also buys produce
Also encouraged: Studies of rural value chains, profitability
and sustainability. New ways to improve capacity for ethnic
minorities
Limits: Institutions USD 10,000, Community based USD5,000,
Individuals USD1,000
Deadline: Applications by 31 March 2012

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