Export Diversification and Expansion Program (CEDEP I and CEDEP II)

The Project at A Glance

Cambodia is one of the top Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) recipients. The EIF provided about USD 5.7 million for the Cambodia Export Diversification and Expansion Program (CEDEP). The main objective of CEDEP was 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: milled rice, high-value silk, cassava, marine fishery and tourism.

International Economics supported the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce in evaluating the combined impact of the two Enhance Integrated Framework (EIF) projects.

What We Found

The aim of the impact assessment was 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 and establish whether the impact can be replicated elsewhere.

Our Strategy and Impact

In particular, the team aligned the impact assessment to the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria and used structured questionnaires for collecting information. Key metrics for assessing impact included in the CEDEP logical framework were used and case studies were also carried out to evaluate sustainability of the project results.

Our Core Solutions

Governments, international donors, and the private sector face many important questions on the expected outputs and impact before, during and after the implementation of their projects. This is where International Economics Consulting’s team of experts, using innovative methodologies to collect and analyse data, can assist you in tracking the economic, social, and environmental aspects of your project.

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