The Unique Face of Poverty in ZAMBIA . Valerie Kozel BBL Poverty Impact Analysis, Monitoring, and Evaluation October 17, 2006. Overview of Presentation . Context (matters a lot) PVA – Approach and Key Findings What were we trying to achieve? Were we successful? Policy Recommendations?
BBL Poverty Impact Analysis, Monitoring, and Evaluation
October 17, 2006
PVA was designed and carried out in highly participatory fashion involving:
However: GRZ was not strongly vested in the work. Lack of clarity on specific GRZ counterpart agency, over-emphasis of CSO, ZAMSIF links
The PVA used an innovative quant-qual approach to better understand the unique nature of poverty in Zambia and future challenges:
Given high levels of insecurity, PVA focused explicitly on links between risk, vulnerability and poverty: risk viewed as important cause of poverty
Broader focus – poverty, risk, vulnerability – was widely appreciated:
Overall, data suggest virtually no improvement in rural living conditions in 1990s.
According to the 2001-02 ZDHS, just under 16% of the adult population are HIV+. HIV/AIDS spread throughout Zambia, not just in high-risk populations.