International Economics (IEC) is supporting the Department of International Cooperation (DICO) of the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) in evaluating the combined impact of the two Enhance Integrated Framework (EIF) projects, CEDEP I and II (Cambodia Export Diversification and Expansion Program I & II). The CEDEP aimed to diversify and expand export supply capacity in five of the nine selected Pillar 2 sectors that were identified by the Government as priority sectors, as identified in Cambodia’s 2007 Trade Integration Strategy namely: milled rice, high-value silk, cassava, marine fishery and tourism.
CEDEP I was implemented from 2012 to 2016, focussed on milled rice and silk; CEDEP II ran from 2014 to 2018, and addressed cassava, fish products and the hospitality sector.
Specifically, the aim of this assignment is to:
- Establish the extent to which the project results have continued after the project implementation.
- Establish whether the achieved outcomes effectively caused or contributed to the perceived impacts.
- Assess the main factors that contributed to or hindered the realization of outcomes that led to the impacts.
- Assess the unintended impacts (negative and positive) of the projects.
- Assess why the interventions were able/not able to cause/contribute to the observed impact.
- Establish whether the impact can be replicated elsewhere.