As the field work for the assignment “BASELINE AND FEASIBILITY STUDY ON FORESTRY AND LIVELIHOODS IN REDD+ INVESTMENT” has completed,  Frontieri team conducted debriefing, on 21th of October 2019, with the six supervisors in the presence all the concerned consultants and representative of UNDP/EFCCC.

Frontieri has deployed, Seven supervisors (Teams), 21 household enumerators (3 each team), Seven qualitative researchers (1 each team), Seven spatial data collectors (1 each team). All the enumerators and the supervisors in the seven teams were equipped with tablet for data collection, seven 4WD vehicles were presented for each team for all period of data collection. The Field work dispatch was done in September 17, 2019 and the data collection started in September 18 and 19 in Amhara, SNNP and Oromia and September 20 in Tigray. The overall data collection took one month.

The data collection was conducted in 54 pre-determined REDD+ investment A/R Woredas across the four regions. 24 Woredas from Amhara, 17 Woredas from Oromia, 5 Woredas from SNNP, and 8 Woredas from Tigray regional states were targeted for this baseline study. For each Woreda selected in the entire regions two kebeles, one for the intervention and the other for counterfactual (control group), were randomly selected for the baseline survey. For the household data collection, 15 households from each intervention and control kebele in the Woreda were randomly selected from the households list of kebele administrations.

KIIs were determined to be conducted for all the Woredas, 54, with Woreda experts, and 1 in every 2 kebeles, 54, with the DAs.  Moreover, the FGDs were also determined to be conducted 1 in every 2 kebeles, 54, with knowledgeable 8 to 12 members of the community.

A brief discussion on data collection process and activities performed by field team was conducted during debriefing meeting. The debrief meeting provided lessons on the challenges that the field teams have been experienced at field.