DFDP Final Evaluation Draft Report17 Oct 2007
The aim of DFDP according to its log frame is to Reduce Poverty in the Pilot Districts through provision of rural infrastructure and human resource opportunities.
In the context the programme was seen as a combination of mechanisms including infrastructure delivery, income generation through provision of time saving infrastructure which allows people increased opportunities for farming or doing small business and institutional reform that has transformed the local government and governance process from central ministries to communities. It is the combination of infrastructure delivery and system development has been most valued by the beneficiaries.
Using a multi definition of poverty that includes empowerment, income and institutional reform, the programme has succeeded in essentially achieving its overall goal of reducing poverty in the pilot districts through the provision of rural infrastructure and human resource development opportunities