Table 1 shows the mean household income and expenditure disaggregated by district for the period under review (April 2015 to March 2016 inclusive). Comparison is made between the first six-month period (April – September 2015) and the latest six month. To be noted that the SPSL stipend of 115,000 LAK started to be provided in August or September 2015 (depending on location) and thus was already impacting the last two months of the previous six-month period and all of the most recent months.
Table 1: Monthly mean expenditure per RLP household, data disaggregated by district.
|Income & Expenditure per household per month (LAK)|
|Mean 1st 6 months||724,030||606,570||256,000||362,010||(417,310)||(329,860)|
|Mean 2nd 6 months||945,870||705,850||345,650||205,820||820,810||567,910|
The differences between RLP sample households from different districts continue to be stark. These differences in the cohort-1 were already evident from the baseline analyses (Marks et al, Nov. 2015) in for example levels of household assets, dietary intake or poverty scorecard scores; and confirmed in income figures presented in the first six-month I&E analysis for cohort-1 (Marks & Siharat, Feb. 2016). Those in Xepon really do have significantly lower incomes and expenditure than households from Soukhouma and Lao-Ngam; by a factor of two or three.