Midline Evaluation of Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among Garment Factory Workers


Cambodia. Location within country: Phnom Penh and Kandal province

Project Description

The objectives of this project were firstly to assess changes in the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of female garment factory workers (GFW) towards reproductive, maternal and neonatal health (RMNH) from the baseline indicators in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) framework. Secondly, to determine the exposure and participation of garment factory workers (GFW) in the BCC and Chat! Contraceptive campaign activities, and any effects on MERI indicators and lastly to gather qualitative information about the effectiveness of PSL in achieving its objectives and outcomes.

Angkor Research staff conducted the research design, sampling methodology, instrument review and translation, data collection/oversight, and data entry and cleaning services for these surveys with over 900 women of reproductive age working in the garment factories receiving PSL interventions. To strengthen and illuminate the findings from this quantitative component, Angkor Research also conducted qualitative interview with factory infirmary staff as well as focus group discussions with survey respondents.

HEF Utilisation Survey: Complementary Survey
(Evaluation of the Impact and Efficiency of the Integrated Social Health Protection Scheme in Cambodia: Follow-up Survey)


Cambodia. Location within country: 3 provinces (Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom)

Project Description

In 2013, the German-Cambodian Social Health Protection Project (SHPP) implemented by GIZ commissioned a survey to gather evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of integrated social health protection schemes (ISHPS) for the poor on the utilisation of health services and associated financial protection, in four GIZ-supported operational districts (ODs). A first round of data collection was conducted between November 2013 and March 2014, with a second round planned for 2014-2015. Due to the similar objectives of this survey with the WB-initiated HEF Utilization Survey, GIZ and WB agreed to cooperate on producing similar instruments, sampling, data collection and analysis for the two studies, fielded simultaneously in 2015. It thus enabled a comparison of these GIZ-supported schemes with other HEFs in Cambodia, as well as the initial baseline.

After winning the public bid for the HEF Utilization Survey, Angkor Research was awarded the contract for the Complementary Survey from GIZ. Angkor Research was responsible for all components of the data collection and data management, including: initial research design and literature review; sampling methodology, framework and selection (including longitudinal matching of baseline households); instrument design, translation and pre-testing; national ethical approval (NECHR); field data collection; data entry and data management; transcription, translation and coding of all qualitative data; quantitative and qualitative data analysis; and report writing.

The Complementary Survey was also longitudinal, with tracking and follow-up interviews with baseline respondents. The quantitative household survey was conducted with 1,889 households, with a two-tiered control arm, and segregated by distance to the nearest public health facilities. Care was taken to ensure alignment of all survey instruments and sampling procedures between the two projects, and with the previous baseline survey. Additional qualitative in-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted with 56 key informants including ISHP members, HEF operators, public hospital/health center directors and doctors, and village health support group volunteers. The quantitative household survey was conducted among 1,745 households, including 1,521 households matched from the baseline. The response rate was 92.4%, and individual interviewers completed an average of 5.8 interviews per day.

Evaluation of a World Food Programme Pilot of Food vs. Cash Assistance: Baseline and Tracking Surveys


Cambodia. Location within country: 7 provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Prey Veng, Pursat)

Project Description

The World Bank is partnering with the WFP in Cambodia to evaluate a pilot design to test food vs. cash support in the context of take home rations at primary school level. The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of cash vs. food assistance in school feeding programs. A baseline survey of 4,300 households was started in May 2011 in 7 provinces, followed by a smaller tracking survey of 700 households in March 2012.

Angkor Research staff conducted all data collection and data entry activities, including anthropometric data. Specific activities of this consultancy included translating and finalising the research instrument, recruitment and training of teams of enumerators, preparing a logistical plan for carrying out data collection, piloting the survey instruments, implementing the household survey and data entry and processing.

The baseline survey sampled 4,300 households and 421 schools within the seven target provinces. Anthropometric data was collected from approximately 15,000 respondents. The response rate for the baseline survey was 94.4%. The tracking survey in 2012 collected data from 700 of the baseline households and 100 schools.

Study on Education Services for Children with Disabilities in Cambodia


Cambodia. Siem Reap

Project Description

The Study on Education Services for Children with Disabilities in Cambodia aims to provide an understanding of the resources and accessibility of lower primary and basic literacy education available to children with disabilities in Cambodia generally, and in target districts in Siem Reap. The project aims to create a database providing detailed information (location, support, etc.) regarding organization working on disabilities in Cambodia.

Angkor Research conducted two surveys. The first was a survey aiming to assess the knowledge of all village chiefs (258) in 3 districts of Siem Reap (Sotnikhum, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap) regarding organizations working with disabilities in their areas and the services available, as well as the prevalence of people with disabilities in their village. The second phone survey was conducted through phone calls to do a census of the organizations and institutions working on disabilities in Cambodia. The sample contacted was obtained by gathering all available data available on several databases and internet. 135 organizations were reached. Out of them 12 reported to be closed and 8 said that they were not operating activities anymore. Services provided to reach this end were research design, sampling methodology, instrument review and translation, data collection/oversight, and data entry and cleaning of the datasets.

Vulnerable Population Survey 2013


Cambodia. Location within country: All 24 provinces and municipalities

Project Description

The purpose of this research project is to assist the US Embassy in understanding the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions (KAP) of Cambodians among a number of different topics, including socio-economics, media access and engagement, current affairs, safety and security. The results of the survey will support the effective planning and implementation of US Embassy development projects across the country.

In Sept. 2013, Angkor Research and Consulting was contracted to conduct the Vulnerable Populations Survey in Cambodia. Angkor was contracted to conduct the data collection and data management portions of this research. This included: questionnaire review and English-Khmer translation (including two independent back-translations); sample methodology and selection; field staff recruitment and training; logistical planning and field data collection; interviewer/data reviews and quality assurance procedures; codebook and database design; double data entry, reconciliation and verification (“cleaning”); and initial analysis (frequencies and graphs for all metrics).

The survey was conducted among a nationally and provincially representative sample of 10,080 households in 504 villages across all 24 provinces and municipalities in Cambodia. The response rate for fieldwork was 97.8%, and each interviewer conducted an average of 9 interviews a day.

Baseline Service Access, Quality and Uptake Study (SAQUS)


Cambodia. Location within country: Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Kampong Speu (priority provinces) and 12 non-priority province

Project Description

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) program is a three-year (2018-2021) Australian Government initiative. Over three years, Australia will commit AUD 15 million through ACCESS to improve the sustainability, quality and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and for women affected by gender-based violence (GBV). ACCESS works in partnership with the RGC to support the implementation of the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAW) and the National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP). ACCESS is strengthening the capacity of RGC, civil society and private sector service providers to sustainably improve services for persons with disabilities and women affected by GBV.

For persons with disabilities, services include physical rehabilitation services, and inclusive economic services. For women affected by GBV, ACCESS is targeting health care, legal protection services, and other critical social services, while supporting a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach to service delivery.

Service description: Angkor Research staff conducted a desk review, stakeholders’ interview, the research design, sampling methodology and selection, instrument design and translation, pre-testing of instruments, field staff recruitment and training, data collection/oversight, data management and quality control, data cleaning, coding analysis services for this survey with service providers (PDWA, DOWA, health facilities, physical rehabilitation centers) and among beneficiaries.

Two surveys were conducted throughout this baseline: service provider administrative data assessment (SPAD) identifying service providers, types of services and number of beneficiaries for each related service; and the SAQUS baseline itself examining the quality and standard of service provided for each service provider as well as beneficiaries’ service experience. Data collection will be conducted in 3 priority provinces (Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Kampong Speu) and in non-priority provinces.

“Transforming e-waste into job and business opportunities” Baseline Survey

Post-evaluation of APICI Project

Vulnerable Population Survey II

Baseline Survey: Appropriate Care Seeking for Pneumonia for Children under 5 Years in Cambodia