Why this project is a Good Practice example:
This initiative will have a number of far-reaching impacts on improving job and employment opportunities in Cambodia. Availability of standardized, comparable, up-to-date data on poor households in rural areas throughout the country, provided for free to organisations providing services to poor households.
Having a single standardized process for identifying poor households and using existing, national structures increases cost-effectiveness.
Participation of local communities, transparency of process; criteria and process of identification is known and identification and validation of the lists of poor households is community-based.
The standardized IDPoor approach enables service providers to target their support to the most vulnerable households and/or areas of the country.
“Equity Cards” are distributed to all households identified as poor and enable the members of poor households to qualify for and access a range of services provided by governmental and non-governmental organisations (free health care, public works programmes, nutrition support, scholarships for poor students).
The services provided to households identified as poor by various governmental and non-governmental organisations help poor households improve their socio-economic situation and their human capital.