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Evaluation Description

punto.sud has been awarded by ICEI the evaluation of the project ‘EPIC- Economic Promotion of Inle Communities through cultural and natural heritage valorization’, implemented in Myanmar.

The project intervention is based on the interrelation between different sectors in order to create the conditions for sustainable development to valorise the tourism potential of the territory, notably in the local context: the Inle Lake area.

Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar and a major tourist destination of the country, with a number of visitors increased from 20,000 in 2009 to 110,000 in 2014, and a forecast of 200,000 in 2020. While the development of tourism opens substantial opportunities for economic growth, the benefits for residents are limited and the threatens to the ecosystems are rapidly increasing.

The project is therefore aimed to contribute to the preservation and valorization of the material and non-material heritage of Inle Lake, as the engine of local economic development, by a bottom-up approach based on the participation of local communities and the private sector.

Type of services provided

  • Execution of a preliminary study aimed at defining the design model developed by ICEI in collaboration with the project partners (main factors, change theory, implementation theory)
  • The accompaniment to the finalization of the monitoring system, aimed at systematically detecting the progress of the main variables necessary for the verification of the model and measuring the outcomes of the main actions on the identified target groups
  • The preparation of an interim report aimed at exposing the main contents of the analyzes carried out
  • The organization of a return seminar for the partners in Milan

Multi-media Links

Project website

Evaluation Details

Type of Evaluation   Monitoring, Interim & Final Evaluation

Evaluation Dates (start/end)   April 2017 – April 2019

Country   Myanmar, Shan State, Distretto di Taunggyi

Overall Evaluation Value   EUR 12.000

Project Title   EPIC- Economic Promotion of Inle Communities through cultural and natural heritage valorization

Donor   Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS)

Budget Line   Bando OSC 2016

Reference Project Number   AID 10937

Sectors   tourism, environment

Leading Agency  & Resource Partners

  • ICEI (I)
  • Inle Speaks (Myanmar)
  • Dear Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Comune di Milano (I)
  • Legambiente Onlus (I)
  • Associazione Italiana Turismo Responsabile – AITR (I)
  • ARCò (I)

Overall Project Value   EUR 1.506.724

Dates (start/end)   April 2017- April 2020

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