‘Extension of a Vocational Training Center and Vocational Training for People with Disabilities and Improvement of the Agricultural Production in A Luoi/Thua Thien Hue Province/Vietnam’ 
- 9 October, 2018
Under the sponsorship of Solidarity International E.V. (SODI) and German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the project “Extension of a vocational training center and vocational training for people with disabilities and improvement of the agricultural production in A Luoi” was implemented from January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018, under the management of the Vocational Training and Job Generation Center for disabled and disadvantaged children, or Hope Center with the coordination of the Thua Thien Hue Union of Friendship Organizations (HueFO). The project covers four communes of A Luoi district, including Hong Kim, Hong Thuong, Bac Son and Dong Son, consisting of three major components: (1) Extension of the vocational training center in A Luoi, vocational training and development of off-farm income opportunities; (2) Capacity building for representatives of local institutions, personnel of the vocational training center and staff of Hope Center; (3) Improvement of agricultural production and support for local small scale farmers.
The independent evaluation of the project “Extension of a vocational training center and vocational training for people with disabilities and improvement of the agricultural production in A Luoi” aims to (1) assess the degree to which project objectives were achieved; (2) document the effectiveness and socio-economic impacts of the project to beneficiaries and other stakeholders; (3) capture constraints, difficulties and challenges faced by the implementing partners, government authorities, local people, and beneficiaries; (4) offer recommendations to inform and strengthen future interventions of this kind; and (5) provide input to guide decision making for the upcoming renewal and extension of project activities.
The evaluation had been implemented from 01 January 2016 to 30 April 2018 in four communes of A Luoi district including Hong Kim, Hong Thuong, Bac Son, and Dong Son with 03 semi-structured interviews, 20 in-depth interviews with local authorities, project staffs, and local community and 03 focus group discussions.