Between 2011 and 2016, Irish Aid provided €30.5 million through Programme 135 to support 400 small-scale community infrastructure projects (such as rural road connections, commune centres, school rooms, clinics, etc.) in nine provinces: Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Dien Bien, Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum and Tra Vinh.
The purpose of the assignment is to assess the impact of the P135 infrastructure projects in a sample number of communes implementing projects supported by Irish Aid in 2015 (a grant of €4.43 million was provided in 2014 to support 70 commune construction projects in 9 Provinces in 2015). The assessment will be conducted in 4 provinces: Bac Kan, Dien Bien, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Ngai. The purposes of the impact assessment is to examine (i) the relevance of the projects to the context and needs; (ii) the effectiveness and efficiency of implementation; and (iii) the change which the projects have brought about and the sustainability of this change.