The IDPoor Programme, established in 2006 within the Ministry of Planning, is part of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s ongoing efforts to reduce poverty and support socioeconomic development throughout the country.
The Programme provides regularly updated information on poor households to a large number of Government and non-governmental agencies to help them target services and assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable households. These agencies can also use the IDPoor information to target poorer communes or villages, according to their relative poverty levels. This information must not be used for commercial purposes or for purposes that are not intended to benefit these poor households.
The IDPoor Programme’s main objectives are to reduce duplication of effort and resources by different institutions and organisations in identifying their target groups for various poverty reduction interventions, and to ensure that assistance is provided to those households who most need it. When your institution or organisation uses this data for targeting services and assistance to poor households, local authorities and local populations will also more easily accept your selection of beneficiaries , because the Lists of Poor Households have already been approved and accepted by them in the participatory identification process that was conducted.
Emphasising its commitment to the IDPoor Programme, the Government promulgated Sub-Decree 291 on Identification of Poor Households in December 2011. This Sub-Decree regulates the management and implementation of identification of poor households, and the utilisation of poor household data, in Cambodia.
The IDPoor Programme gratefully acknowledges the longstanding support to its implementation from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.