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ChildFund Laos (ChildFund Laos)

Community Development for the Well-Being of Children (CDWBC) Project

Last updated:2014-08-28 09:41:37

 The proposed project will cover two clusters of villages in Nonghet district (12 villages out of 107; 5 are current ChildFund Laos partner villages and 7 are new partner villages), Xieng Khouang province.  Activities will focus on sustainable community development through an integrated development approach.  ChildFund Laos started work in 5 target villages in the area with the Nonghet Child-friendly Education Promotion Project (NoCEP) in January 2010.  Through experience in the district, as well as through research conducted in the area, evidence shows there are other key priorities for the community in Nonghet such as health, water and sanitation, food security, nutrition and a continued need for improvements in education access and quality.  These priorities are consistent with the National Socio-Economic Development Plan and Laos’ MDG (Millennium Development Goals) commitments.

In extending work, both in terms of geographical and sectoral areas, it is anticipated that the project will have more impact in Nonghet, particularly in reaching more of the poor of the district; one of the 47 poorest districts identified by the Lao government.  This is also a central focus of the ChildFund Australia country strategic plan in Laos.  The proposed project is expected to run for 2.5 years, from January 2012 to June 2014, although there is an expectation that ChildFund will work in partnership in the district for a period of 10 - 12 years, building on previous activities that started in January, 2010.

In all 12 villages, ChildFund Laos will work closely at the district and village levels to support development, targeting the poorest in those communities.  ChildFund Laos’ intervention aims to ensure that in the long-term, partner communities are able to sustain project activities and to reduce their reliance on external inputs, whilst increasing their resilience to challenges in their daily lives.  This will be achieved by working closely with provincial, district and village partners through participatory approaches.  Management of activities will be handed over to district and village representatives, with close monitoring and support carried out by Project Working Teams.  The project is to be implemented with close community oversight and participation so villagers have the chance to work alongside local government, partners and ChildFund Laos staff to strengthen their capacity in identifying, planning and managing their own activities in the future and directly disseminate knowledge within the villages.  All relevant activities are in-line with existing district support mechanisms.

The proposed project will address a range of priority issues identified by communities and through extensive consultation with district and provincial authorities.  The project seeks to reduce poverty through addressing needs and taking a multi-sector, holistic development approach.



To reduce poverty for children and their communities by addressing local development needs through multi-sector development activities that support government development policies and contribute to Millennium Development Goal achievement.  

Specific Objectives:

The specific objectives of the project are:


Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jan 1st 2012 Jun 30th 2014 Jan 1st 2012 Jun 30th 2014 0

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Chris Mastaglio (Country Director)
(021) 412 966
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Xiengkhouang Province - Nonghed

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Food Security
Community Development - Integrated Rural Development
Education - Construction for Educational Needs - Inclusive Education - Risk Behaviour Awareness & Education
Health Care - Family Planning & Reproductive Health - Mother & Child Care - Water Supply & Sanitation
Human Resources Development - Capacity Building
Social Development - Child Rights - Gender and Development

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