Research Women’s economic empowerment in rice input supply business and rice collection

Cardno supports the implementation of the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program Phase II (CAVAC) on behalf of the Australian Government. CAVAC works to increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers and trade in milled rice and other crops by strengthening market systems and investing in irrigation infrastructure.
CAVAC will contribute to the achievement of the following two goals: improved incomes for smallholder farmers; and increased trade in milled rice and other crops. CAVAC is now commissioning a study to: estimate percentage of businesses lead by women, men, and both; understand the role of women and men; measure the five WEE domains; identify the challenges and opportunities for women; and identify the perspectives of women on their economic advancement opportunities.
The consultant/s should propose, based on expertise and human resources, the most suitable approach, i.e. sampling and research methodology, to collect relevant data, and conduct a thorough analysis to best respond to the objective of the study. The methodology should include both quantitative and qualitative data to develop a comprehensive understanding of the trends that impact women in their business operations, and more importantly, the underlying factors (social, cultural, economic) causing these challenges. Index or scoring methods that could quantify the WEE five domains are preferable.
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The proposal must be submitted as a hard copy document in separate sealed envelopes (technical and financial proposals) to the CAVAC office 3rd floor, Emerald Building, # 64, Norodom Boulevard, Sangkat Chey Chumneah, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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The deadline to submit an of EOI is 5.00pm (Phnom Penh time), Monday 28 May 2018.