Table 1

Characteristics of the eight selected villages

VillageType of floodingApproximate number of households% poor households*Most recent flood
Level 1Level 2
1Seasonal17515.619.0August to October. Roads and rice fields flooded, livestock evacuated.
2Seasonal2004.716.0August to October. Roads and rice fields flooded, one house destroyed.
3Seasonal2751.018.6June to August. Roads flooded.
4Occasional10015.322.1August to October. Roads and rice fields flooded, four houses destroyed.
5Occasional5030.919.8July to October. Roads and rice fields flooded, six or seven houses destroyed.
6Occasional8504.06.6July to August. Only flooded one area of village. Rice fields flooded, 20–30 houses destroyed.
7Occasional2501.84.9August to October. Roads and rice fields flooded, 50–60 houses affected.
8Occasional2255.07.5October. Rice fields flooded.
  • *According to the IDPoor poverty identification programme in 2014.57 Poor level 1 are the poorest households, poor level 2 are poor households; the remaining percentage of households have average or better off living conditions.