In July 2015, Rapid Asia was entrusted to conduct a final evaluation of the “Livelihoods and Community Solutions” (LCS) Project. This project had been implemented from 2013-2015 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand and was co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The project targeted marginalized Myanmar Muslim minority groups and vulnerable Thais in eight communities in Mae Sot as beneficiaries with a view to promoting their livelihood opportunities and their socio-economic self-reliance. A number of project activities thus had been carried out, such as vocational trainings for women and youths, Household Support Fund and Local Community Youth Council.
The LCS Project underwent its mid-term implementation in 2014 by an external evaluator. The final evaluation of this project was conducted to assess overall project performance, good practices, lessons learned and recommendations to address challenges and build on achievements. After the final evaluation, IOM developed their own project lessons-learned report, which can be found in an attachment below;