Understanding the community needs

Project Battambang conducts surveys alongside screenings to determine the health seeking behaviour and needs of the villagers we serve, in the hope that we can be of better help to them in the future. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.



Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 

In 2014, Project Battambang adopted the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) method in her surveys. Combining participatory methods with interview techniques, this enables us to develop a more thorough understanding of the villagers’ daily challenges and thereby fine-tune future initiatives to better meet their demands.


A newly implemented survey approach, our team conducts a transect walk of the field supplemented by door-to-door interviews. Such an approach not only gives us valuable first-hand insight into the villagers’ way of life, but also allows us to obtain a more comprehensive visual understanding of the village community.



Survey strives to identify gaps in current initiatives and improve them, in order to benefit the local Poipet community. As part of our further developments, we are looking into collaborations with other NGOs based in Poipet in order to better identify the needs of the community and improve the sustainability of the project. We are also working closely with the Screening committee to develop an online repository of information detailing the villages we have surveyed, which would expedite future efforts concerned with assessing the status of previously screened villages and the feasibility of conducting a health screening at a new village site.