SC wished to conduct a survey in order to evaluate the impact that their Dawn Microfinance Program has had on the lives of poor women clients and their families, including assessing the possible reduction in their vulnerability through increased human, social and financial assets. As a child-focused organization, SC specifically wants to know whether the children of the borrowers are better off than they would have been otherwise. In addition to knowing whether the program was working, SC also wanted to know where it was working, how it was working and what it could do to improve it.

Economic growth and rapid urbanization have led in recent years to degradation of the environmental situation in the urban centers of Vietnam. The City of Da Nang with its current population of approximately 875,000 inhabitants is no exception in this respect. GTZ is likely to enhance the implementation of its environmental urban agenda in an integrated manner, especially in relation to public transport and land use integration. A thorough analysis of the different needs and expectations of the male and female target population and staff  of intermediaries/ lead implementing agencies (at administrative up to management level) is instrumental for the success of every development cooperation intervention. Determining those differing needs and expectations will be one main objective of the research with particular regards to gender-sensitive land use planning, environmental impact and awareness and transportation.

order to provide adequate and well directed support for the GoV in combating rising SRB imbalance, UNFPA is forming an intervention model to be piloted in Hai Duong province. This baseline study in Hai Duong province will measure the actual situation of SRB in the province to recommend for detailed interventions as well as to set up baseline data for measuring the project effectiveness and cost effectiveness analysis of the intervention model on SRB by the end of 2015 and 2016.

Peace House Shelter Project supporting victims of trafficking in persons was established in March 2007 and provides shelter for 15-20 residents along with such services as safe accommodation, health care, psychological care, legal aids and vocational training. While shelter residents can stay for no longer than 18 months, they continue to receive follow-up support for the following 24 months.

Women’s education has a positive, multifaceted role in development. The most obvious positive outcome is gender equality for each individual woman, a key goal in any development agency’s goals and particularly so in the case of ICRW. The education and life skills training that ICRW is providing to garment factory workers in health, finance, and social entitlements can be used to their benefit both inside and outside the workplace. Education and basic training in health and finance do not only positively affect the individual being educated; it affects everyone else in her household, husband and children included. Also, workers with more education are more adaptable, more productive, and can use advanced technology more easily than those without an education. Health education benefits the factory because healthier workers will miss less days of work. For these reasons, workplace educational programs can be very beneficial for both workers and factories. It is thus important to measure the outcomes of the ICRW garment factory education programs so that all participants may reap maximum benefits.

Women’s education has a positive, multifaceted role in development. The most obvious positive outcome is gender equality for each individual woman, a key goal in any development agency’s goals and particularly so in the case of ICRW. The education and life skills training that ICRW is providing to garment factory workers in health, finance, and social entitlements can be used to their benefit both inside and outside the workplace by empowering the women to have a great voice and greater role in decision making. Following the successful completion of the pilot testing of P.A.C.E. program in Gap outsourced manufacturing garment factories in India and Cambodia, the program was rolled out in other countries including Vietnam, Bangladesh and China. Under this contract, ICRW would like to conduct quantitative research/a survey of selected participants in the Cambodia factory.

The assignment looked at the output achievements of Plan programs in three program areas (Hanoi, Nam Ha and Quang Tri) and described how Plan’s program principles have been applied throughout the process.

The general objective of the assignment was to analyze the gender aspects of the Avian Influenza (AI) crisis in three countries of South-east Asia and to propose guidelines for mainstreaming gender in actions to be funded by the European Commission in the framework of its external response to the AI crisis.

The International Trade Department of the World Bank in Washington, DC undertook a project to benchmark and assess the performance of special economic zones in a number of developing countries. The two main objectives were to: (i) develop structured indicators on performance of SEZs; and (ii) identify features of well-designed and managed SEZs that facilitate the achievement of policy objectives. Vietnam was selected as a country in which to conduct this research. The project included two parts: surveys and one case study. The respondents of the surveys are firms operating in three export processing zones: Linh Trung 1, Linh Trung 2 and Tan Thuan and in 10 economic zones scattered across the country