Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade


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Announcement Description:

Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade (ASPIRE-AT) is a programme of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia (GoKC) implemented by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and financed by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and GoKC. ASPIRE-AT builds on the success of the Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE) implemented from 2015-22.

The Project Objective of ASPIRE-AT is inclusive and sustainable agriculture sector growth based on exports and domestic markets has increased incomes of rural producers and workers. The target beneficiaries are 100,000 smallholder farmers and 25,000 landless or land-poor households ready to take advantage of employment opportunities. These groups will be reached through direct support to about 500 Producer Organizations (POs) and to small and medium agricultural enterprises (SMAEs). About 50% of beneficiaries will be women and 20% will be youth. In line with Cambodia’s population, 1.5% will be Indigenous People.

The target area of ASPIRE-AT is potentially national, but the programme focuses activities in selected areas which contain clusters of activities in targeted pro-poor value chains. The initial selected value chains are (i) Vegetables for the domestic market; (ii) Native chicken for the domestic market; (iii) Maize for export; (iv) Cashew for export; (v) Fresh fruit for export; and (vi) processed fruit for export.

ASPIRE-AT is​ seeking the qualified and experienced consulting firm to conducting an Outcome Survey (Baseline, Mid-Term and Endline).

The Service Provider/Consulting Firm will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:

  1. Study background documents and data, to be provided by ASPIRE Secretariat, including the COI Survey Guidelines and Template, and discuss with stakeholders including ASPIRE Secretariat, IFAD and EIB to understand the purpose, design, implementation plan and key results indicators of ASPIRE-AT;
  2. Develop a detailed sampling strategy for the PY1 baseline survey, based on the methodology in these TOR and to be agreed with ASPIRE Secretariat;
  3. Design and field-test a household questionnaire suitable to measure the required indicators in a robust and time-efficient manner;
  4. Estimate expected 5% confidence intervals for key indicators, based on field test results and previous experience with similar surveys;
  5. Prepare and submit to ASPIRE Secretariat an Inception Report including (1) sampling strategy; (2) questionnaire design; (3) fieldwork plan for PY1; (4) data cleaning and validation methodology; (5) data analysis and reporting plan for PY1; (6) contents and structure of baseline survey report; and (7) outline work plan for PY2-PY7;
  6. Draw a sample following the agreed sampling strategy. At this stage, no modifications to the sample for reasons of logistical convenience are to be permitted;
  7. Collect field data for PY1 baseline survey;
  8. Analyze PY1 baseline data, prepare and submit report;
  9. Conduct follow up surveys, analysis and report in PY2-PY5 according to the agreed workplan;
  10. Provide limited additional support to ASPIRE Secretariat for further data analysis as required.

Qualification of the Service Provider/Consulting Firm

The Consulting Firm will be a company or non-government organization (NGO) registered and eligible to conduct business in Cambodia.

Previous experience in carrying out evaluation surveys in Cambodia is a compulsory requirement, including demonstrated experience in designing and conducting evaluations and of organizing surveys on the scale of this project (including survey and sampling design).

The Consulting Firm will have the following qualifications:

  1. Strong capacity and experience in planning and organizing survey logistics;
  2. Good network of experienced enumerators, supervisors and data entry clerks;
  3. Strong capacity in data management and statistics;
  4. Strong capacity in survey analysis and reporting of results.

Interested consulting firm/NGO are requested to submit or send Expressions of Interest (EOI) to the address below (in person, or by mail) by date: 29 February 2024 at Cambodia local time: 5:00 PM.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Agricultural Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade (ASPIRE-AT),
ASPIRE-AT Secretariat, 3rd Floor of the Administrative Department, #200, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Attention to Mrs. Thou Solinith, Procurement Assistant,
Phone: (855) 77 577 997

Email: [email protected] and cc [email protected]

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TOR_SP3 Outcome Survey

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