Options for Integrating HIV & TB in Domestic Health Financing Mechanisms in Cambodia

Baseline Survey: Nationwide Domestic Use of Cooking Fuels and Devices

Endline Assessment: Communication for Behavioral Impact on Appropriate Care-Seeking for Sick Newborns and Children with Pneumonia (COMBI)

Impact Evaluation of the Voice and Action: Social Accountability for Improved Service Delivery (I-SAF) Project: Baseline Survey

Impact Evaluation of Community Preschool Expansion: Midline Survey


Cambodia. Location within country: 13 provinces (Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Kandal, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Preah Sihanouk, Prey Veng, Ratanakiri, Steung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo)

Project Description

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS), supports the Second Education Sector Support Project (SESSP) funded by Global Partnership for Education (GPE). One component of SESSP seeks to expand the availability and quality of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) services. The objectives of the ECCD interventions are to assist MOEYS to expand access to quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) for 3-5 year old’s through construction of facilities, provision of materials and training of staff, as well as to build the demand for ECCD services among families from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program was also designed with a rigorous evaluation to measure the impact of community ECCD services on child cognitive and psychosocial development—with a focus on school readiness. To this end, the World Bank in collaboration with MOEYS is conducting the impact evaluation over three years, from 2016 to 2018.

After having conducted the baseline, Angkor Research was awarded the midline through a rigorous MOEYS procurement process. ARC involvement in this large-scale randomized control trial includes sample selection in isolated communities with insufficient baseline sample, tracking and re-interview of households interviewed at the baseline, instrument review/translation, primary CAPI (tablet-based) data collection and data management, reconciliation and linkages with the baseline for approximately 7,300 households and 305 preschools and villages (divided into treatment and control communities) in 13 provinces, to evaluate the service delivery and effects of preschools. A range of household and child indicators were tested at both rounds, including anthropometrics and cognitive testing for both mothers/caregivers and children. Household and individual data is longitudinal, and linked across survey rounds. Data collection also included interviews with village authorities and community preschool teachers, as well as community preschool facility assessments, photos and GPS locations in all 305 sample villages.

Baseline Study for Renewing Credit Period 2 (CP2); Monitoring Study for MP6

End-line Survey CHAIN PHASE 1

Focus Group Discussions with the Beneficiaries of the COVID-19 Relief Transfer for the Poor Program in Cambodia


Cambodia. Location within country: 25 provinces/municipalities (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Kep, Koh Kong, Kracheh, Mondulkiri, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin, Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Pursat, Rattanakiri, Siem Reap, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, and Tboung Khmum)

Project Description

In June 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia began providing recurring monthly cash payouts to households with the IDPoor designation throughout the kingdom in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The amount offered varies based on locality, household demographics, and IDPoor status (IDPoor Level 1 and IDPoor Level 2). The payout was originally intended to cover two months and has seen extensions since. The project sought to understand the procedure for recipients and needs being addressed by the programme, as well as identify challenges and weaknesses in the cash transfer mechanism to improve future programmes provided by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

After winning the public bid for the project, Angkor Research was awarded the contract from the World Bank. Angkor Research was responsible for all components of the data collection and data management, including: sampling methodology, framework and selection; instrument design, translation and pre-testing; data collection; data entry and data management; transcription, translation and coding of all qualitative data; quantitative and qualitative data analysis; and report writing. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns of widespread transmission, Angkor Research advocated for and succeeded in revising the methodology where 30 FGDs became 180 telephone interviews with cash transfer programme beneficiaries.

Biodigester Verification Survey Team

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Baseline Survey


Cambodia. Location within country: Kampong Thom, Pursat, Siem Reap and Battambang

Project Description

The Rice Fields Fisheries Phase II (RFF-II) project is part of the Feed the Future Cambodia program, and is led by WorldFish with the support of USAID and its partner NGOs. RFF-II supports farmers/rice field fisheries in increasing sustainable production, food and nutritional security in the four provinces within USAID’s Zone of Influence (Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom). Project activities include a Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), with a particular focus on improving agriculture, nutrition and WASH behaviors for households with young children. The objective of this KAP baseline survey is to assess the current knowledge about, attitudes towards, and practice of key dietary and WASH behaviors for target beneficiaries within the RFF-II Zone of Influence.

Angkor Research staff conducted the research design, sampling methodology, instrument design and translation, data collection/oversight, and data entry and cleaning services for this survey with 756 eligible households in 36 villages of the 4 targeted provinces (Battambang, Siem Reap, Pursat and Kampong Thom). To strengthen and illuminate the findings from this quantitative component, Angkor Research also conducted 4 focus group discussions.