eC2: Baseline Data Collection for Impact Evaluation of Childcare Provision in Garment Factories

Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank Group (WBG) is looking for a survey firm to carry out a baseline survey data collection activities planned for an impact evaluation (IE) of a project focused on childcare provision in garment factories in Cambodia. The project aims to improve childrens early childhood development indicators, mothers and childrens well-being and mothers productivity. The baseline survey will consist of 2 modules: one administered to mothers, and another one to children. Both modules will include a sample size of approximately 600 respondents (600 mothers, and 600 children). Data for both modules will be collected at the factory worksites, daycares and residences (for control group children). The respondents will be located in the following geographic locations: Phnom Penh and Kandal and Kampong Speu Provinces.

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eC2:Professionalizing Private Water Operators through Business Development Services in Cambodia

Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The general objective of the assignment is to design, market, deliver and monitor the delivery and results of business development services in order to improve operational performance of participating private water operators in both business management skills and technical skills. This Business Development Services program will be hosted by CWA in partnership with the MIH, specifically with the General Department of Potable Water Supply (GDPWS). Therefore, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CWA and in coordination with GDPWS of MIH in all aspects of the assignment.

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eC2:Formative research. Social and behavioral change communication to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors in rural Cambodia

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to assist the MRD and key stakeholders in the rural WASH sector to develop a SBCC package to promote improved WASH behaviors. This requires completion of the following tasks:
1) conduct rapid, qualitative research on handwashing with soap (HWWS);
2) develop an overarching umbrella brand to be used for all future WASH campaigns including branding guidelines;
3) develop a behavior-specific campaign to promote latrine adoption and HWWS among rural Cambodians that includes training manuals, activity guidelines and outreach tools (both print and audiovisual);
4) conduct training to government staff on how to use and train others in the use of the tools;
5) conduct launch event of campaign materials.

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eC2:SENIOR AGRONOMIST – SHORT-TERM CONSULTANT (STC)

Deadline: 20-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) image1

1. To train the staff and junior agronomists of participating rice mill clients and key farmers/farmer group leaders who will be designated by the clients on how to grow and manage SRP rice production. The junior agronomists and farmer group leaders will then provide trainings to SRP rice production farmers. The SRP project will be initially worked with one rice mill client (with up to 40 key famers/farmer group leaders, 2 junior agronomists) to reach 300 farmers to produce an estimate of 2,000 tons of SRP paddy during the first year, and expand it to cover 1,000 famers by the third year.  2. To ensure the use SRP standards and performance indicators in respective supply chains of participating clients in line with SRP guidelines/protocol developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).  3. To provide support to the WBG project team to increase demand for SRP rice production, through field days and demonstration plots, as well as through technical advice to identified rice mill clients and interested international buyers. In addition, support further discussions with Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) on promoting the SRP cultivation practices at the sector level, including supporting the hosting of annual 2017 SRP assembly meeting in Cambodia.
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eConsultant 2: Flood Risk Assessment in South East Asia

Deadline: 27-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment is to develop a multi-country flood hazard and risk model for a quick waterresponse financing mechanism and pricing for market-based parametric financial instruments. The model may utilize a combination of various data sources, such as historical flood and rainfall data, to underpin a rapid flood assessment methodology that triggers payouts when the event is more severe than a pre-defined threshold. The extent of an event that may trigger a payout should be measured by real-time data sources, such as satellite-based rainfall data, satellite-based flood data, rainfall gauges and river discharge gauges. The severity of an event may be measured by the population or other exposure in the flood footprint. Continue reading

eConsultant2: Project preparation for DRM Project in Cambodia

Deadline: 11-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is considering supporting 6 provinces in Cambodia Rural Infra in Cambodiathrough a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project with tentative size of US$60 million. This assignment would prepare the project and support the government to develop an investment plan and feasibility study to prioritize resilient rural infrastructure investments and strengthen DRM systems.

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econsultant2: Private health markets analysis in East Asia

Deadline: 15 October 2015

The purpose of the study is to assess the Hospitalnature of private health markets and identify private sector players and opportunities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. In addition to a detailed analysis of private health markets, the study also includes a mapping of the main private sector players, including hospitals, diagnostics, primary care providers, medical technology and equipment, pharmaceuticals and long-term elderly care.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the IFC have recently established a research platform to support private sector analysis in developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific. DFAT and IFC recognize the need to better understand the role of the private health markets in East Asia and to identify opportunities to support private sector projects that deliver developmental impact and reach low-income segments.

See full tender here: # 1201450 Private health markets analysis in East Asia

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org

Tender notification: #1201450

Assignment Countries:

– Vietnam
– Indonesia
– Cambodia
– Myanmar
– Philippines

Cambodian Agriculture in Transition: Opportunities and Risks

Article originally posted on the World Bank website on August 19, 2015.

Highlights:

  • Four million people were lifted out of poverty due to positive developments in the Cambodian agriculture sector over the last decade.
  • Cambodian agriculture saw high growth rates but needs to find new pathways to drive future growth as global food prices decline and farmland diminishes.
  • The challenge is to move away from increasing production through land expansion to being more productive and competitive.

The last decade was golden for cambodia-riceCambodian agriculture. The annual agricultural sector growth of 5.3% between 2004 and 2012 was one of the highest in the world, according to a new World Bank report, Cambodian Agriculture in Transition: Opportunities and Risks , prepared with the support of the Australian government.

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