Laos-Australia Rural Livelihoods Program (LARLP): Independent Evaluation and Management Response
Summary of publication
This independent evaluation is of the AUD 32 million, multi-component, Laos-Australia Rural Livelihoods Program (LARLP). LARLP commenced in January 2014 with the goal of increasing the economic security and resilience of poor women and men in rural areas.
Generally the individual components of LARLP have performed well, but the program as a whole probably did not produce the synergies and cumulative impacts that were intended.
The management response notes that overall, the evaluation provided DFAT a critical look at the relevance, overall performance and progress made to date. DFAT agreed with almost all of the recommendations provided to ensure smooth and proper conclusion of the LARLP.