Impact Assessment: Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA)
The Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA) was implemented between 2013 and 2019 with financing from IFAD and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. It aimed to unlock rural development and poverty reduction in Peru by supporting the design and implementation of business plans (Planes de Negocio, PDNs) created by Producer Associations, targeting two of the country’s poorest regions.
This impact assessment report rigorously analyses the impact of PSSA on a large set of indicators grouped according to IFAD’s strategic objectives and overarching goals, as well as other relevant indicators that measure impact pathways and crosscutting themes. Direct impacts on beneficiaries as well as spillover effects on a large set of indicators are estimated using data from 3,100 households and non-experimental impact estimation methods.
This study was conducted as part of IFAD’s impact assessment agenda for its 11th replenishment period.
Aslihan Arslan, Daniel Higgins, Eva-Maria Egger and Emanuele Zucchini