Ref N° 633

Technical Assistance to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia to strengthen the implementation of the national scholarship programme

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 78 745
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
April 2021
End date
June 2022
Number of staff provided
100 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Equity is one of the two core policy objectives of Cambodia’s Education Strategic Plan (ESP) 2019-2023, and a wide range of strategies are included in the ESP to address this issue. While there are several dimensions to education inequity, one main source that contributes to unequal access as well as student drop-out, is the level of poverty. Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) has pursued a multi-faceted strategy to achieve this, including through the provision of scholarship packages for vulnerable children in primary and secondary education. The programme also contributes to the government’s approach to reducing the inter-generational poverty trap and building a sustainable, competitive and harmonious economy.

The objective of the MoEYS scholarship programmes is to contribute to improved access, attendance and retention of poor students in schools, and other vulnerable, marginalized and disadvantaged children.

The overall objective of the assignment is to support MoEYS to strengthen the implementation of the national scholarship programme.

The work will help MoEYS to:

  • Sustain momentum to implement existing recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the primary and secondary education scholarship programmes;
  • Identify further opportunities for MoEYS to improve the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of its scholarship programme;
  • Enhance information sharing and awareness amongst beneficiary households, and;
  • Improve linkages to other social protection programmes in Cambodia.

Type of services provided

  • Recommendations to strengthen linkages with other social protection programmes in Cambodia;
  • Options/Models for improving the targeting mechanism from national to sub-national level;
  • Costed M&E plan for both scholarship programs;
  • Options to strengthen overall data management efforts in both scholarship programmes at primary and secondary levels;
  • Proposed organizational management of the MoEYS scholarship program.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (44 w/d);
  • Social Protection and Financial Inclusion Expert (33 w/d);
  • Education consultant (23 w/d).

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