Conducting Baseline study before implementing of any project is crucial to evaluate and monitor the impacts of project intervention on socioeconomic of the beneficiaries of the project The purpose of this study was to characterize the socio economic condition of Mitkie learning watershed in Pawe district with objective of identify and document the current status, potentials and constraints of Mitkie learning watershed and to provide base line data and information for further project monitor and evaluation of the intervention. It was used systematic and simple random sampling method to select 80 sample households (72 were males and 8 were females) and descriptive statistics method of data analyze was employed. The socio economic of the study area was good which is 70% were able to read, write and above, more than half of them was used improved seeds, fertilizer and herbicide to enhance their crop production, 68.8 % access to irrigated land and suitable for low land bamboo productions whereas some are poor socio economic characters were 100% used flooded method of irrigation, saving(18.75%) and borrowing(6.25%) habit, local animal breed(3.8%) and forage technology usage(6.25%). This study suggest that stakeholders as well as project managers should be used and cooperate the base line study in their Annual plan and implement accordingly for further improvement of socio economic of the sample households.
Keywords: Baseline study, Watershed, Monitor and Evaluation, Impact