Service:
Impact Evaluation

Country:
Myanmar


Client:
LIFT/UNOPS

 
Mid-Term Review of the LIFT Delta II and Countrywide Programs
 

LIFT commissioned an external Mid Term Review (MTR) of the Delta II and CWP, to assess mid-way the progress made and approach used by the different IPs in each of the two sub-programs and determine whether the IPs are on track to achieve the expected results and impact. Specific attention was to be given in evaluating the impact and efficiency of microfinance and rice intensification initiatives. In doing so, the goal was to improve LIFT’s programs and make recommendations based on the identification of the best practices and lessons learnt on design and implementation at the level of the beneficiaries, the IPs, the sub-programs and the FMO and recommend how to best integrate those



Service:
Impact Evaluation

Country:
Myanmar


Client:
PlaNet Finance

 
Supporting Financial Access via Cooperative Upgrading and Enterprise and Farm Development in Kayin State
 

PlaNet Finance, an implementing agency for the EU-funded project “Supporting Financial Access via Cooperative Upgrading and Enterprise and Farm Development in Kayin State”, is currently implementing a three year project aimed at establishing two savings and credit cooperatives to expand financial inclusion to at least 2,000 households in 35 villages in Hlaingbwe township, Myanmar. The project will also support the members of the cooperatives to undertake new or enhanced farm or enterprise activities that will generate increased income for them. The cooperatives will provide credit for their members to invest in these new income-generating activities as well as a safe place to save in order to increase income and build wealth in this post-conflict area of Myanmar.



Service:
Impact Evaluation

Country:
Cambodia


Client:
nternational Center for Research on Women

 
Formative and Baseline research for a career and life skills program among Village Saving and Loan community members of Sre Ambel district and Koh Kong province in Cambodia
 

ICRW serves as an evaluation partner and strategic advisor for P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement) a financial and life skills program that has been operational among female garment workers in factories for seven years now. It is now being extended to the community setting to benefit young women of Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) from the Cambodian community. Mekong Economics was commissioned to conduct an interviewer-administered survey to obtain baseline information on participant characteristics as well as knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding key objectives of the program in the VSLAs in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province.



Service:
Impact Evaluation

Country:
Laos


Client:
PwC

 
Mid-term Evaluation in the framework of LAO/023 receiving financial support from the Governments of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and LAO PDR
 

The Mid-term Evaluation is undertaken to analyse the project achievements, project management and monitoring, using specific criteria such as relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, as well as cross-cutting aspects such as governance for development, gender equality and environment and climate change. MKE provides a local consultant to support the team during the project mission and the development of requested report.



Service:
Impact Evaluation

Country:
Vietnam


Client:
World Bank/ Transaction Center III ....

  

 
The Third Rural Finance Project – Final Socio-economic Impact Assessment Review
 

he Development Objective of the World Bank - funded Third Rural Finance Project (RF) is to increase economic benefits for rural private enterprises and households by improving their access to finance. The RF III is implemented within a period of five years (2009-2013) on the wholesale mechanism with BIDV as the Apex Bank, wholesale project fund to participating financial institutions and micro financial institution (PFIs) and those PFIs would on-lend the loan to end borrowers at rural areas. Mekong Economics has accomplished a number of activities which consist of the implementation of a survey of more than 400 end- borrowers, in-depth interviews with more than 40 individuals representing the PFIs and other related agencies, data analysis, reporting and presentation of findings to relevant stakeholders.