LOCAL AND REGIONAL PROCUREMENT PROJECT IN NALAE DISTRICT, LUANG NAMTHA PROVINCE
WFP Lao PDR conducted in December 2019 two validation workshops of the evaluation findings of the USDA Local and Regional Procurement (LRP) project in Nalae District, Luang Namtha Province end-line evaluation. The workshops, which drew on learnings and recommendations from a previous validation workshop in Bangladesh in November 2019, were designed and conducted by WFP regional evaluation officer, WFP’s Lao PDR evaluation manager, project staff, visual facilitator, and evaluation consultants from NR Management Consultants India. Here, the graphic expert had a more active role in facilitation, and in the presentation and discussion of the findings in the local language.
Nalae District workshop – 18 December 2019
Purpose: To validate the end-line evaluation findings and to provide feedback from the evaluation to the communities themselves.
Participants : Farmers, local and national level officials including those from agriculture and forestry, women’s union, planning and investment, district development agencies. A total of 41 people participated.
Vientiane workshop – 20 December 2019
Purpose: To validate the findings from the evaluation and to conduct an in-depth discussion on its recommendations.
Participants: Officials from relevant ministries, NGOs, USDA, and WFP staff. A total of 21 people participated.