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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Endline Impact Assessment of Rice Farmers in Cambodia

 
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
 
IFC proposes to hire a consulting firmfrom January 3, 2022 to April 30, 2022 to collect data for impact assessment.
 
The objectives are to assess the attributable impacts of the projects on farmers participating in the IFC projects in the following areas:1) Income from rice sales, 2) Adoption of SRP and other farm management practices recommended by IFC project and impacts of the adoption on average yield, 3) Financial literacy and farm management practices and 4) Gender related outcomes, particularly relating to women’s roles and empowerment.
 

SCOPE

 
The consultant firm will collect quantitative and qualitative data which IFC will used to evaluate the two projects with activities implemented in Kampong Cham, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Kampong Thom provinces. In-depth analysis of the quantitative data collected by the consultant firm will be done by IFC.
 
It is required that the survey data will be collected and entered in digitally coded questionnaire on a tablet or android device through an online survey tool, preferably SurveyCTO.
• Sample size of the first project: 700 farmers (in Battambang, Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom Provinces), should be surveyed, 400 of which should be participating (treatment) farmers that are benefitting from the IFC program, whereas the comparison group farmers (300 farmers) will not be part of this program.
• Sample size of the second project: 700 farmers (in Battambang and Banteay Meanchey Provinces), should be surveyed, 400 of which should be participating (treatment) farmers that are benefitting from the IFC program, whereas the comparison group farmers (300 farmers) will not be part of this program.
 

KEY STEPS AND DELIVERABLES

 
All deliverables must be approved by IFC in writing before they are considered finalized, and payment is made. The deliverables will be submitted for each of the 2 projects are: 1) Inception report, 2) Questionnaires, (3) Enumerator manual, 4) Cleaned and coded data files and 5) Fieldwork report. All deliverables must be in English. The consulting firm must be available after submission of cleaned datasets to explain any datapoint that IFC may have question during the data analysis.
 

QUALIFICATION:

 
Firms participating in this competitive tender process must possess the following qualifications:
• Demonstrated prior experience in similar impact assessment studies with appropriate in-country knowledge; experience with agricultural data collection is strongly preferred.
• Experience (at least 2-3 completed assignments) with the use of tablets for interviews preferred.
• Strong capacity in data management.
• Knowledge of the key agricultural value chain: Rice in Cambodia.
• Good spoken and written English as well as local language skills of key staff.
 
Interested consulting firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2by December 02, 2021.(https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html) - Selection number 1277693.
 

NOTES

 
Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding.Only those firms which have been shortlisted will receive notification. No debrief will be provided to firms which have not been shortlisted.