In February 2011, Resolution 11, a comprehensive macroeconomic stabilization package was introduced by the Government of Vietnam. Following that, in October 2011, a large-scale long-term program on economic restructuring focusing on three key areas of public investment, banking sector and SOE sector was implemented. Although positive changes are expected in the long term, short-term adjustment costs are not entirely understood. The project consists of baseline, end-line survey and monitoring surveys in between to collect up-to-date information on the SMEs body in response to such macroeconomic policies.
M-Score (Mobile Phone Scorecard) is a new platform that allows citizen to provide feedback about public services via phone survey. The project started in 2014 with Quang Tri being the first province to implement. During the first stage, the project assesses the performance of the one-stop system in the area of administrative procedures. In 2015, M-Score was introduced and implemented in the second province – Quang Binh.
From August to September 2015, Bankable Frontiers Associates (BFA) conducted a survey of approximately 500 clients of Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP) in Ho Chi Minh City. The survey is part of BFA’s work in optimizing performance through improved cross(x)-sell (OPTIX), a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. (RPA)
Oxfam in Asia has identified that the Private Sector, especially the agri-business and financial service providers for agricultural production and services, including insurance companies, play a crucial role in building resilience to disaster and climate risks for their businesses, for small-scale food producers and processors. This project is aimed to provide Oxfam a better understanding of the nature of work and current practices of businesses and support services in agriculture as well as their link to building disaster and climate resilience; in order to inform their decisions for future interventions.
The project aims to develop a new management information system (MIS) for Central Highlands Poverty Reduction Project in Vietnam. The new system will strengthen the project’s core function of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), as well as citizens’ feedback channels. The MIS will be made available to stakeholders and citizens through convenient information channels including websites and mobile devices. The system captures three layers of information: (i) Real-time field data and reports, (ii) Geographic information and mapping, and (iii) Citizen feedback
Rural piped water connection project is aimed to improve access to clean water supply and encourage the use of clean water through adjusting water pricing scheme and subsidizing piped water fees for people using water from An Thinh Water Utility in My Huong commune, Luong Tai district, Bac Ninh. One activity of the project is to conduct census surveys of My Huong. This involves one baseline survey collect demographic and socio-economic data of households under the water utility’s catchment area and quarterly surveys to monitor changes.
In working towards increasing rural piped water connection in Vietnam, this study of World Bank is aimed to improve the quality of data of the An Thinh water utility through the assessment of current data management and capacity of its staff and to provide the solutions to improve the data collection and management by applying the IT technology that serves for analysis in the later steps of the larger project.
The World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice in partnership with the Competitive Industries and Innovation Program (CIIP) is preparing a project to help the Government of Vietnam enhance SME growth and job creation in Thanh Hoa province. The purpose of this project is to get a better understanding of the: (i) demand generated by large investments in the province for labor, products and services, and (ii) ability of SMEs and technical vocational education and training (TVET) providers to respond to such demand.
This project is implemented to improve primary health care and community nutrition using an RBF approach. The development objective of the project is to increase the utilization of community nutrition and primary maternal and child health services in selected regions of The Gambia. This project will target women of reproductive age, including adolescents, and children under five.
Performance-Based Financing in Healthcare is a system that links payment mechanisms (i.e. “Financing”) to outcomes (i.e. “Performance”). Performance-Based Financing in Africa aims to help increase coverage and improve quality for maternal and child health services. In Senegal, RTA is involved in providing survey management solutions to baseline surveys in 4 regions of Senegal: Kédougou, Sédhiou, Tambacounda and Ziguinchor. The baseline surveys for households and health facilities aim to establish health indicators, for future impact evaluation of Performance-Based Financing elements in Senegal.
Performance-Based Financing in Healthcare is a system that links payment mechanisms (i.e. “Financing”) to outcomes (i.e. “Performance”). Performance-Based Financing in Africa is aimed to help increase coverage and improve quality for maternal and child health services. Since PBF has not been implemented on any meaningful scale and been systematically evaluated in Cameroon, the results from the impact evaluation are also expected to help design national PBF policy.
In an attempt to harness climate change effect on vulnerable groups in developing countries, ADB has designed a program that provides loan for households in Dong Hoi to build biogas digesters to deal with climate change related risk. This project aims to evaluate the impact of increasing the density of eco-toilets and biogas digesters on sanitation, health condition and household incomes in Dong Hoi.