Project descriptions – Selected research and surveys

ICRW Garment Factory P.A.C.E. Program Baseline
Evaluation Research

  • Feb-Jun 2009
  • | ICRW


The Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program is designed to effect positive changes in the lives of female garment factory workers and their families and communities. The education program covers topics such as life skills, communication and health and is implemented in Cambodia by CARE with staff from three Bright Sky factories beginning in 2009.
Domrei Research and Consulting was contracted by ICRW in late 2008 to assist in the design and implementation of a baseline survey of women taking part in training. Domrei designed and implemented baseline survey with a sample of 260 women working in three Bright Sky garment factories and collaborated on analysis and report writing.

Final report available on request.

CCJAP 2008 Stakeholders Survey
Health Consulting

  • 2008-2009
  • | MoH/KfW


In consultation with the CCJAP M&E consultant, designed and implemented an innovative survey with 73 stakeholders across CCJAPIII areas of criminal justice support.

The final report presents a thorough analysis of the qualitative findings from stakeholder interviews. Interviews were conducted with representatives from prisons, courts and police and end-users of these public institutions. The survey team moved from interviewing high level government representatives right down to prisoners currently incarcerated.

Final report available on request.

Co-ordination of National Contraceptive Promotion Campaign
Health Consulting

  • 2008-2009
  • | MoH/KfW


Domrei coordinated the development and implementation of a Contraceptive Promotion Campaign, in order to foster the uptake of birth spacing services by Cambodian women, with a special focus on rural women and long-term contraceptive methods.

The campaign aimed to strengthen women’s confidence in modern contraceptive methods, to inform them of side effects and benefits associated with modern contraceptive methods, to empower them with knowledge about contraceptive methods and dispel misunderstandings about side effects of the modern contraceptive methods – particularly for the Intra-Uterine Device (IUD).

Final report available on request.


Impact Evaluation of SKY micro health insurance
Health Consulting

  • 2007-2010
  • | AFD/USAID/University of California

This large scale impact evaluation includes both quantitative and qualitative components. The quantitative methodology is a rigorous, randomised controlled trial including over 5300 households in Takeo, Kampot and Kandal provinces. A comprehensive survey of these families will be fielded three times. The evaluation also includes the collection of health logbook data from 2456 households in 142 villages, and qualitative interviews with households, health staff, and SKY Member Facilitators.

Baseline Life Skills Survey among Youth in Kampot
Reproductive Health

  • May-Sept 2006
  • | UNESCAP


The project “Strengthening Life Skills for Positive Youth Health Behaviour” focuses on developing community-based life skills training networks to reach disadvantaged youth and foster positive health behaviour in four countries. Domrei designed the research and adapted the UNESCAP questionnaire to the local context, conducted the interviews among 1,100 randomly selected youth in 54 villages from three districts in Kampot, analysed the data and wrote the report.

Final report available on request.

Living above the floods – Final Evaluation
Evaluation research

  • Nov 200-Feb 2006
  • | CARE


Domrei conducted the final evaluation of the DPAP project in 2003 and was involved in preparing the proposal for the DPM/LAF project. This evaluation focuses on the processes used in implementing the project, in keeping with the DPM/LAF efforts to increase participation, transparency and accountability, and assesses its relevance, impact and sustainability.

Domrei used a variety of methods and triangulated results to increase the reliability of the findings: a review of project documentation and records, meetings with the project coordinator and staff, a survey among a random sample of households in eight villages (n=210), structured interviews with 35 Government counterparts, village leaders and CARE staff, case studies, Informal interviews with villagers, on site observations and photographs, on site village evaluation reports, etc.

Final report available on request.

Life Opportunities – Final Evaluation
Evaluation research

  • Sept-Dec 2004
  • | Enfants & Développement

The Life Opportunities Programme aimed to improve the livelihood of selected villages in Kampong Speu and Takeo. We interviewed 150 households and key informants, LO stakeholders at village, commune and NGO levels to get: (1) their opinions on the LO program’s impact on the health and educational status of the poorest families and children, (2) their assessment of what should be done to sustain or improve this impact and (3) the direct benefits they expect from the LO program and activities, for themselves and their families.

The report evaluates the relevance and sustainability of the Commune Council / Village Development Committee approach to providing LO services to the poorest children, mothers and families.

Final report available on request.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Nuns and Monks
Research

  • Oct 2005-Jan 2006
  • | SCA


The Save the Children Australia (SCA) Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program is based around the pagoda as the focus of local community and traditional support for orphans and the destitute. The program began in 2003 and, at the time of the research, was operating in 17 pagodas in four provinces. The program was very successful in using a local and sustainable mechanism to support children. However, it quickly became apparent that adolescent girl orphans have specific vulnerabilities, that Monks may not be appropriate mentors for girls, and that the presence of teenage girls in pagodas is problematic. SCA therefore contracted Domrei to investigate the potential of Nuns to look after girl OVC.

The research answers three main questions about girl OVC and Buddhist nuns. (1) What are the issues and vulnerabilities of girl OVC? (2) What problems do pagodas face in supporting girl OVC? (3) What is the potential for Nuns to support girl OVC?

Domrei designed and conducted a survey among a random sample of 471 OVC, 229 nuns and 112 monks.

Final report available on request.

Takmau Homeless Youth and Street Children
Research

  • Oct 2005-Jan 2006
  • | SCA


The Takmau baseline survey answers four basic questions about young people in Takmau township. (1) How many children (people?) live on the streets in Takmau town? (2) Where do these children (people?) come from? (3) What services do they access, if any? (4) What services do they need, if any?

Domrei drew detailed maps of the town and key locations, noted and sought gathering places for homeless people. Based on information gathered during the mapping exercise, Domrei designed a count form and a short interview questionnaire. Data collection took place in 18+ locations in Takmau town. Two teams of data collectors interviewed children and young people on three separate days with a short gap in between each day of data collection. This allowed comparison of the number of families and children found at different times and on different days of the week to compute a more reliable estimate of population size. Capturerecapture method was used to estimate the number of homeless / vulnerable youth

Final report available on request.

Cambodia Contraceptive Health Survey
Reproductive Health

  • Oct 2004-Feb 2005
  • | EDB/MoH |
  • GFA / KFW

Domrei designed and implemented a population-based survey on Contraception in Cambodia, with the following objectives: (1) to identify determinants for use and non-use amongst those who express need for birth spacing, disaggregated by age, parity, economic status, location, etc. Particular attention being paid to dropouts. (2) Review product and brand perceptions of Diamond Lady, the public sector combined oral contraceptive, Protector, the public sector condom, injectable, IUDs and surgical sterilization and the corresponding offer in the private sector. (3)Make recommendations for how to increase modern contraceptive prevalence within each of the defined groups with specific recommendations for how to promote specific product types.

Domrei prepared the survey protocol and instruments, collected the data in January 2005 from a random sample of 1230 married women in Takeo, Kandal, Battambang provinces and in Phnom Penh, designed the Access data base, analysed it in Stata, wrote the report, presented the preliminary results February 22 to the Contraceptive Security Working Group. Domrei also translated, printed and disseminated the report.

Domrei findings on obstacles to contraceptive were used to prepare the mass media contraception promotion conducted by CHEMS, with Research and monitoring TA from Domrei (see below).

Printed and soft copies of the final report available on request.

Provision of Basic Health Services – Baseline Health
Survey in Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey provinces

Health Survey

  • Nov 2004-May 2005
  • | BTC / MoH |
  • GFA / KFW

As part of the monitoring and evaluation activities of the BTC/PBHS project in Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey, Domrei prepared, conducted and analysed the data of a population-based
cross-sectional baseline household health survey. The baseline survey (1) provided the project with reliable information on levels of health knowledge and health seeking behaviour and (2) provided benchmarks to measure the project’s impact by the mid-term and final evaluation using a list of selected indicators.

The data was collected from a representative sample of 1250 households with ever-married women of reproductive age (15-49 years old), stratified by Operational District. Anthropometric data was collected for all children under five (weight and height). Domrei computed the selected indicators for each of the five ODs covered by the project. Topics included fertility contraceptive use, health costs, health seeking behaviour, nutritional and immunization status, infant mortality. Provincial and OD staff were associated in all the steps of the survey (protocol design, instrument design and validation, interpretation of survey results). Domrei thus provided hands-on training and experience in survey design and data collection to selected provincial health staff.

Final report available on request.

Provision of Basic Health Services – Baseline Health
Survey in Kampong Cham province

Health Survey

  • Apr-Sep 2005
  • | BTC / MoH

Domrei prepared, conducted and analysed the data of (1) a population-based cross-sectional baseline household health survey and (2) a health centre-based client survey. The survey was conducted in the three Operational Districts (OD) covered by the PBHS programme. The surveys (1) provided the project with reliable information on levels of health knowledge and health seeking behaviour and (2) provided benchmarks to measure the project’s impact by the mid-term and final evaluation using a list of selected indicators.

The data was collected from a representative sample of 1200 households with ever-married women of reproductive age (15-49 years old), stratified by Operational District. Anthropometric data was collected for all children under five (weight and height). Domrei computed the selected indicators for each of the five ODs covered by the project. Topics included fertility contraceptive use, health costs, health seeking behaviour, nutritional and immunization status, infant mortality. Provincial and OD staff were associated in all the steps of the survey (protocol design, instrument design and validation, interpretation of survey results).

Final report, 20 page summary in English and a 25 page summary in Khmer available on request.

Literature review on Integrated Mine Action and Development
Research

  • Sept-Oct 2004
  • | WorldVision

The objectives of this short contract were to (1) compile a research document based on a comprehensive literature review on best practices in integrated mine action work, presented as a high quality advocacy document; (2) prepare a longitudinal research protocol to measure the impact of integrated mine action work in comparison with (a) independent de-mining activities and (b) independent community development activities to demonstrate the greater efficacy and sustainability of integrated de-mining activities and mine risk reduction, land tenure, victim assistance, food security and community development interventions.

Domrei designed the research protocol, conducted the literature review to identify emerging best (or promising) practices and key lessons to be learned from the integrated mine action approach, conducted the field research to collect case studies to reflect best practices (interviews with beneficiaries, NGO, UN and Government mines action program managers and advisors) and prepared the research report.

Final report available on request

Reproductive Health for Youth in Asia (RHIYA) Survey
Reproductive Health

  • Dec 2003-Apr 2004
  • | UNFPA / EU

The RHIYA Programme aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of young people between 10-14 and 15-24 years of age in- and out-of-school from both urban and rural
areas with a special attention to gender equity in the sexual and reproductive health education and services activities.

The main objective of the consultancy was to provide relevant and reliable data and analysis related to indicators on youth sexual and reproductive health at goal, purpose and output level of the RHIYA Programme at the start of project implementation through a quantitative and qualitative base-line survey. Quantitative work consisted in designing and administrating a structured questionnaire to random samples of various RHIYA beneficiaries, including young men and women under 25, urban youth and street children.

Final report available on request.

Assessment of SRH and HIV/AIDS learning of
beneficiaries in old target areas of WOMEN in
Phnom Penh

Reproductive Health

  • Dec 2003-Apr 2004
  • | SCA

Identified target areas for the survey, designed and conducted the Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour survey, analysed the data and wrote the report.

Final report available on request.

Final Evaluation Disaster Management (DPAP)
Evaluation Research

  • 2003
  • | CARE

Domrei evaluated the effectiveness of the community based disaster management project in Prey Veng. Ian Ramage, as the lead researcher, was responsible for all elements for the evaluation including sample and instrument design, organisation of fieldwork, data entry, cleaning and reporting. The evaluation included household surveys with 311 families in the target area.

Final report available on request.

HIV in the Uniformed Services
Health Research

  • 2002
  • | Family Health International

In 2002, Domrei was approached by Family Health International to provide analysis of interviews held, as part of the organizations reviews of activities with the Ministry of National Defence. FHI hoped that the analysis would provide them with an understanding of the themes of the interviews and potential programming advice and information.

The analysis of these interviews lead to the writing of Strong Fighting – Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in the Cambodian Uniformed Services in 2002 and a review of the Ministry of National Defence HIV/AIDS Peer Education Program in 2003. The review comprised in-depth interviews with Peer Education Program participants from nine military sites across Cambodia.

Final report available on request.


Private Health Providers and Integrated Management
of Childhood Illness

Health Research

  • 2001-02
  • | PATH/WHO

This project included a large survey component with 108 pharmacy and interviews with clinic staffs and eighty mothers from four provinces. Additionally, twenty individual in-depth interviews and two FGD were carried out. Domrei was responsible for sample and instrument design, planning and monitoring of fieldwork, coordination of data entry, cleaning and analysis and final report writing.

Final report available on request.

Encouraging Cambodian Women to Participate in Elections
Research

  • 2001
  • | UNIFEM

Researched a 1992-1993 UNIFEM funded project designed to encourage Cambodian women to participate in the 1993 elections. UNIFEM asked the consultants to describe project activities and outcomes, analyse strengths, weaknesses, limitations and identify the long-term impacts of the project. This information was used to develop interventions to support women’s involvement in the East Timor election in 2001.

Final report available on request.

Combating Domestic Violence in Cambodia
Research

  • 2000
  • | UNIFEM

Wrote a paper highlighting the impact of a UNIFEM funded project designed to combat domestic violence in Cambodia. A family from the programme area was interviewed about their experience of domestic violence and subsequent project involvement. The consultancy involved research into the programme, selecting and locating the participating family, working with translators to collect and record interviews at the village level, photography of the village and family and production of the final article. UNIFEM have since asked to reproduce extracts and photographs for use in other publications.

Final report available on request.

Police and Court Attitudes to Sexual Trafficking
Research

  • 1999
  • | CWCC |
  • The Asia Foundation

Completed a detailed research document for Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC) and the Asia Foundation on the subject of police and court attitudes to sexual trafficking. This research involved hundreds of interviews with police, judges/prosecutors and sex workers in Cambodia. The consultant collated and analysed the data from these surveys before preparing the final report. This report has now been published and distributed both locally and overseas.

Final report available on request.


Project Descriptions – Consulting and Technical Assistance

M&E Agency partner for Cambodian Criminal Justice Assistance Project II
M&E Consulting

  • 2007-2012
  • | MoI/MoJ/CCJAP III

Partner agency for monitoring and evaluation activities for this large scale criminal justice assistance project, now in its third phase. CCJAP is funded by the Australian government and has been in operation since 1997. The 2008 Stakeholder Surveys were completed as part of this partnership in early 2009.

Human Resources Services
Consulting

  • since January 2006
  • | SCA, CARE, Childfund

Domrei has worked in Cambodia for over nine years. During this time we have trained and employed over a hundred interviewers, field supervisors, translators, research assistants and team leaders. We have trained our contractual and permanent staff in research and work ethics. Persons in the Domrei Personnel Database have been evaluated after their employment with Domrei. Many of these young men and women have demonstrated excellent skills and attitudes that are relevant to NGO work.

Domrei offers more opportunities to its best staff. We have therefore established longer term human resource partnerships with NGOs that employ short and medium term project staff. In this partnership framework, Domrei refers staff to the partner NGO, thus providing young professionals with a wider range of experience and career prospects in the NGO/social research sector.

Domrei Staff Referral Policy available on request

Strategic Review of Health Contracting in Cambodia
Health Consulting

  • Dec 2006 – Feb 2007
  • | MoH |
  • Conseil Santé / AFD

Provide recommendations and strategic options to the MoH for the management and expansion of contracting in the health sector in Cambodia in pursuit of the Royal Government’s goals in health. A team of international consultants, hired and supervised by Conseil Santé and Domrei, carried out the contracting review, examined Cambodian and International experience with contracting approaches, gleaned lessons learned so far, and provided recommendations for improvements in the management of the current set of contracts and identification of any limits to expansion.

Computerised monitoring system for the OVC programme
M&E Consulting

  • Jan 2006 – …
  • | SCA

Domrei designed the monitoring procedures and programmed the database application in MS Access that SCA is using to keep track of the beneficiaries of its Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme. The database automatically generates lists, statistics and reports for fieldworkers, SCA management, stakeholders and donors. Domrei prepared an extensive user’s manual, trained SCA staff to use the database, and continues to maintain and improve the system as monitoring needs evolve.

Training Needs Assessment among BCC practioners
Guidelines for monitoring and evaluating training
activities

Health Promotion
M&E consulting
Translation

  • July 2005 – March 2008
  • | NCHP / UNICEF |
  • GFA

Domrei assisted in the design of a generic competency framework for BCC practioners, and, with NCHP staff, designed, conducted and analysed the training needs assessment. Domrei prepared a comprehensive plan for monitoring and evaluating training activities, and prepared a sample monitoring database in MS Access. Domrei also translated into Khmer over 500 pages of BCC curriculum, guidelines and reports for the consulting team.

TNA report and M&E guidelines available on request


Cambodia Contraceptive Promotion Campaign
Health Promotion

  • July 2005 – March 2008
  • | EDB/MoH |
  • GFA / ACIL-Cardno

Following Domrei’s recommendations from the Reproductive Health Survey (see above), Domrei organised, in the name of the EDB, the tender for the contraceptive promotion campaign that was awarded to Cambodia Health Education Media Services (CHEMS). Domrei assisted CHEMS in additional research on Khmer women’s views on reproduction, contraception, side effects and contraceptive choice, with an emphasis on IUD and long term contraception. Domrei monitored the media campaign and conducted the post intervention survey.

Domrei participates in all the Contraceptive Security Working Group meetings at the Essential Drugs Bureau (EDB) of the MoH since July 2005.

Integrated M&E and Research Plan for Rural Development
Programmes (IRDM)

M&E Consulting

  • 2006-07
  • | CARE

Merged the ACIMA, IRDM, OFDA and PFSP log frames into one coherent and simplified log frame, facilitated two-day workshop with CARE IRDM officers to discuss the merged log frame.
Assessed baseline PLA data, designed the integrated Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Plan for Rural Development projects.

Highlands Community Education Programme – Strategy,
Log Frame and ethics workshops

Consulting

  • May 2006
  • | CARE

Prepared, facilitated and documented (1) strategic / log frame workshop for the HCEP-Bending Bamboo programme and (2) Ethics workshop on bending Bamboo baseline survey.

CARE Annual Operating Plan Workshops:
Preparation, Facilitation and Reporting

Consulting

  • Feb 2006
  • | CARE

Prepared and facilitated AOP workshops with senior management (1) and project officers (2). Compiled and translated AOP and workshop outputs.

Baseline TA for Austcare Integrated Mine Action and
Development Program in Banteay Meanchey Province

M&E Consulting

  • June-Sept 2006
  • | AUSTCARE

Revised, streamlined and simplified IMAD the log frame and M&E framework, Assisted in the design of the PLA component, analysed household PLA data, designed wealth proxy to measure change in living conditions, presented and discussed findings to staff in Sisiphon, converted PLA data spreadsheets into a monitoring database application (MS Access), prepared monitoring manual and PLA report (quantitative aspects), presented final results at baseline seminar in Sisphon.

Final report available on request.

Preparation of Log frame and M&E Framework for
Integrated Rural Development and Disaster Mitigation
Programme (IRDM)

M&E Consulting

  • January 2006
  • | CARE

Facilitated a three day log frame workshop with rural development officers, designed the log frame, M&E matrix, Risk Assessment Matrix, Sustainability Strategy and other Project Design Document Annexes for the IRDM proposal submitted to AusAID.

Review of Log frame and M&E Framework for
Australia-Cambodia Integrated Mine Action
Project (ACIMA)

M&E Consulting

  • 2005-06
  • | CARE

Reviewed and improved the log frame, M&E matrix, Risk Assessment Matrix, Sustainability Strategy and other Project Design Document Annexes for the ACIMA proposal submitted to AusAID.

Survey of Private Sector Immunisation in Cambodia
Health Consulting

  • Jul-Sep 2005
  • | PATH / MoH / NIP |
  • Gates Foundation

Domrei assisted NIP and PATH to conduct a survey to assess the extent and quality of immunization in private clinics, cabinets and pharmacies in four cities. This included developing the study design, instruments, field test, supervising data collection, data analysis, drafting the report, policy recommendations and assisting NIP to disseminate the findings and policy recommendations. Dissemination workshop held in December 2005.

Final report available on request.

Business climate in Cambodia – Technical edit and rewriting
of final report

Consulting

  • 2004
  • | ILO

Re-analysed the data, restructured, rewrote, and edited the research report on the business climate in Cambodia.

Final report available on request.

Assessment and Preparation for Registration of
a Levonorgestel-only Oral Contraceptive as a
Dedicated EC Product in Cambodia

Health Consulting
Reproductive Health

  • Oct 2002 – Dec 2004
  • | PATH / NCHP / PAC |
  • Mellon Foundation

Domrei assisted, as team leader, the National Centre for Health Promotion (NCHP) and the Pharmacists’ Association of Cambodia (PAC) to develop their proposals for submission to donors. Domrei Developed a clear integrated assessment plan, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Domrei Provided TA to NCHP and PAC teams during assessment and assisted NCHP and PAC in compiling findings and writing the report. Ian Ramage worked with the programme manager to prepare a complete registration Requirement Dossier for an EC Dedicated Product in Cambodia. Member of Technical Advisory Group. Assisted in preparation of presentation for stakeholders meetings and regional dissemination.

Final report available on request (required reading on pharmaceutical abortion in Cambodia).

Monitoring and Evaluation of Birth Spacing and Safe
Motherhood / Reproductive Health sub-component

M&E Consulting
Reproductive Health

  • Sep-Dec 2004
  • | UNFPA / MoH

Assisted UNFPA, the National Reproductive Health Programme (NRHP), the National Centre for Health Promotion (NCHP) and the Department of Planning and Health Information (MoH-DPHI) to complement and improve the existing reporting system concerning reproductive health. This involved merging, rationalising and streamlining existing log frames and M&E frameworks, assessing the HIS reproductive health data and providing technical assistance for a centre-based survey to collect complementary data, preparing templates for quarterly reporting and write the report.

Final report available on request

The Experience of AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Consulting

  • 2004
  • | CARE

Transcription, translation, editing, analysis and reported the results of qualitative in-depth interviews and focus groups discussions regarding the experience of children and young people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Final report available on request

Men who have Sex with Men research
Consulting

  • 2003
  • | CARE

In 2003, CARE International undertook qualitative research into the lives of Men who have sex with Men (MSM) in Cambodia’s border communities. On completion of data collection, CARE contracted Domrei to analyse the data and write the final report from that data. Repeat in-depth interviews with twenty-five men were held in the initial phases of the research, additionally focus groups were held with gatekeepers, including police and motodups. Comprehensive and detailed analysis of the interviews and transcripts of the FGDs was required given the great amount of information collected by the initial researchers. The final report, Through the Eyes of Men, was published by CARE International.

Final report available on request


Situation analysis on responses, gaps and opportunities
regarding HIV/AIDS at the work place in Cambodia

Consulting

  • 2003
  • | ILO

Identified and summarised (1) laws, policies and strategic frameworks in Cambodia that may have implications for interventions on HIV/AIDS in the world of work and (2) past and ongoing surveys that relate to HIV/AIDS at the workplace. Assessed past, ongoing and planned technical cooperation activities (1) at policy level aimed at enhancing workplace responses to HIV/AIDS and (2) at operational level responding to HIV/AIDS at the workplace.

Identified methodologies, curricula and materials available in Cambodia and assessed their potential use or adaptation by the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme. Assessed gaps in past, ongoing and planned activities related to HIV/AIDS and the world of work and conducted a SWOT analysis for possible interventions by the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme.

Provided guidance on (1) strategic needs for the application of relevant policy frameworks, (2) on selected industries, both in the formal and informal economy, for possible support activities under the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme, (3) on the geographical focus of outreach activities under the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme and (4) on how the ILO can support the upscaling of HIV/AIDS workplace programmes.

Drafted the report summarising the findings of the assessment and recommendations for action under the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme as well as for a national plan of action on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. Presented the findings at the First National Workshop on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. Finalised the report based on the comments and recommendations from national stakeholders and from the ILO.

Final report available on request

People Living With HIV/AIDS in Border Communities
Consulting

  • 2003
  • | CARE

In 2002, CARE International carried out qualitative research into the lives and experiences of PLWA living in the Greater Mekong Region. The Cambodia component of the research looked and the care and support experience of PLWA living in border communities. Domrei was contracted by CARE to carry out the data analysis and report writing stages of the study.

The study included in-depth interviews with twenty-five People Living with HIV/AIDS, who were each interviewed twice. Additionally interviews were held with forty-five representatives from relevant stakeholder groups including Kru Khmer, religious leaders and health care providers. The resulting report, A Hard Road – The experiences of mobile populations in accessing HIV/AIDS care and support services in Cambodia, has been published by CARE International.

Final report available on request

Editorial services – Education, Health Needs, and Health
Seeking Behaviour of Indirect Sex Workers in Phnom Penh

Consulting

  • 2002
  • | PSF

Restructured, rewrote, and edited the draft research report on Education, Health Needs, and Health Seeking Behaviour of Indirect Sex Workers in Phnom Penh.

Final report available on request

Editorial services – Overview of child labour in illicit drug
abuse and trafficking in Cambodia

Consulting

  • Jun 2001
  • | CAS

Rewrote and edited the report the overview of child labour in illicit drug abuse and trafficking in Cambodia.

Final report available on request

Editorial services – Evaluation of Farm Level Impact of the
Borei Irrigation Scheme

Consulting

  • Jun 2001
  • | CAS

Rewrote and edited the Evaluation of Farm Level Impact of the Borei Irrigation Scheme.

Final report available on request

Editorial services at PATH
Consulting

  • 2000 – 2004
  • | PATH

Long term contract with PATH to write and edit reports. Initially this involved editing and rewriting of documents produced at the Cambodia office. This role has expanded to include working with local staff to produce reports based on interviews, investigation and research data. Reports include: “Community Perspectives on Service Quality – an Interactive Tool” and “Improving Self Medication Practices: Pharmacy Training and Public Education.” Ian Ramage also wrote the final report on a 30-month public health project For PATH – Mekong in Bangkok.

Reports available on request

Editorial services – Research documents
Consulting

  • 2000-2002
  • | ILO

Long term contract with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), editing writing and proofing research reports produced by the Cambodia office. This task involves working on completed research projects to check for English usage, consistency, data accuracy and to ensure that documents meet academic report structure requirements.

Reports available on request

Editorial services – Annual reports
Consulting

  • 1999-2001
  • | LWS

Produced the 1999 and 2000 annual reports for Lutheran World Service (LWS) Cambodia. This involved writing, editing and layout, interpreting and reporting data, photography, interviews, field trips and research. In 2000, undertook a consultancy, which involved visiting LWS program areas in five provinces to record aspects of program implementation. This information was used to inform donors about program activities.

Reports available on request

Media and Editorial services – ADB
Consulting

  • 2000
  • | ADB

Media consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Cambodia office. The contract entailed assisting the ADB with the development of information/media management services including the development of a bank newsletter and an ADB Cambodia website. A major output of the consultancy was the production of the ADB/Cambodia “Partners in Development” book. This 50-page publication details the bank’s activities and economic strategies in Cambodia from 1992 until 2000.

Book available on request

Advisor to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour,
Vocational Training and Youth rehabilitation

Consulting

  • 1999-2002
  • | MoSALVY

Using an extensive background in the field of Juvenile Justice, Ian Ramage advised the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSALVY) on the operation of detention centres and government procedures in this area and on planning. Responsible for applying for funding for several capacity building and infrastructure projects including the installation of a departmental database, along with the skills to analyse this data and a sector overview detailing the new role of MoSALVY for the information of NGOs and donors.

Book available on request


Project descriptions – Training

Media and Editorial services
Training

  • 2001
  • | CCI

Developed and delivered two training packages for Cambodian Communication Institute (CCI) in the areas of Photojournalism and Layout Principles. This training is now part of the CCI curriculum to train Cambodian journalists and to improve the quality of the national media generally.

Training of Counsellors
Training

  • 2000
  • | YWAM

Trained counsellors from the Hagar shelter in writing case notes and client reports (6 days).

Media and Editorial services
Consulting

  • 2000
  • | YWAM
Wrote the 1999 annual report detailing YWAM program activities and produced other promotional
and public information materials.

Media and Editorial services
Training

  • 1999-2000
  • | DAC

Produced text, photographs, design, layout and printing for a folder, brochure, two pamphlets, two information sheets and newsletter for the Disability Action Council (DAC). This involved background research on DAC history and programming, visiting program areas and working closely with local staff.

Psychological Responses to Trauma, Disability and Marginalisation
Training

  • 2000
  • | The Cambodia Trust, Calmette Hospital

Ian Ramage was a voluntary teacher and lecturer to a group of international students about the psychological responses to trauma, disability and marginalisation. He selected and trained a Khmer psychologist to make the course locally operated and sustainable.

Research Methodology, Applied Psychology and Ethics
Training

  • 1999-2003
  • | The Royal University of Phnom Penh

Lectured in research methodology, applied psychology and ethics to final year students in psychology. Involved in curriculum development and was a technical adviser to the Psychology Department. In association with the Technical Advisory Group and the Psychology Department, worked on coordinating a research project on suicide in Cambodia. Since the end of the 2001 academic year, Ian Ramage has been attached to the department providing thesis supervision and TA on curriculum development.

Recent Research

Living Above The Floods

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