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CCT Program Profile - Cambodia

Country

Cambodia

Program Name

CambodiaEducation Sector Support Project

Year started

2005

Status

Ongoing

Targeting

 

- target population

Children who have completed grade 6

- targeting method

Geographic targeting of schools, then “scoring” of application forms in each school by the LMCs

- coverage

100 secondary schools located in the poorest communes across the country, with each small school (less than 200 students) receiving 30 new scholarships a year, and each large (more than 200 students) receiving 50 new scholarships a year; about 3,850 new scholarship recipients in each year, in approximately 14% of lower-secondary schools

- incidence

32% to the poorest quintile

Benefits

 

- benefit structure

“Poorest” (according to the proxy means score) half of the scholarship students within each school receive a scholarship of $60; the less-poor half receive $45.

- payee

Parent/guardian (usually mother)

- payment method

Cash handed out at ceremonies in the school

- payment frequency

3 installments

- duration

3 years of lower-secondary school

Conditions

 

- health

None

- education

Enrollment in school
Regular school attendance (no more than 10 days of absence in a year without “good reason”
Maintaining a passing grade

- other

Agreement to use scholarship funds toward education (not verified)

- verification of compliance–method

School monitors enrollment, attendance, and grade progression; provides information to the LMCs as needed

- verification of compliance–frequency

Attendance: ongoing
Progression: at end of school year

- compliance statistics

n.a.

Program Administration

 

- institutional arrangement

Directorate General of Education at the central level; LMCs located at school level, supported by the provincial and district education offices

- program costs

Overall budget: $5 million over 5 years

Country Context

 

General

 

- population (total)

14.19 million (2006)

- GDP per capita (PPP, 2005 $)

$1,569 (2006)

- poverty headcount ratio at $2/day

77.7% (1997)

Education

 

- net enrollment in primary level

89.9% total (2006)
89.0% for girls, 90.9% for boys

- net enrollment in secondary level

23.9% total (2005)
21.9% for girls, 26.0% for boys

Health

 

- prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting)

43.7% (2006)

- births attended by skilled health staff

43.8% (2005)

Source:  Fiszbein A. and N. Schady (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Policy Research Report World Bank.

 

 

Country

Cambodia

Program Name

Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Girls Scholarship Program

Year started

2002

Status

Closed (but continued in modified form under CESSP)

Targeting

 

- target population

Girls starting grade 7

- targeting method

Geographic targeting of schools, then “scoring” of application forms in each school by the LMCs with additional subjective assessment by LMCs

- coverage

93 secondary schools located in the poorest communes across the country, with each school receiving 45 scholarships for poor girls to go into grade 7 (that is about 4,185 girls and 15% of lower-secondary schools)

- incidence

 

Benefits

 

- benefit structure

Flat benefit of $45/girl

- payee

Parent/guardian (usually mother)

- payment method

Cash handed out at ceremonies in the school

- payment frequency

3 installments

- duration

3 years of lower-secondary school

Conditions

 

- health

None

- education

Enrollment in school
Regular school attendance (no more than 10 days of absence in a year without “good reason”
Maintaining a passing grade

- other

Agreement to use scholarship funds toward education (not verified)

- verification of compliance–method

School monitors enrollment, attendance, and grade progression; provides information to the LMCs as needed

- verification of compliance–frequency

Attendance: ongoing
Progression: at end of school year

- compliance statistics

n.a.

Program Administration

 

- institutional arrangement

Directorate General of Education at the central level; LMCs located at school level, supported by the provincial and district education offices

- program costs

Overall budget: $3 million over 3 years

Country Context

 

General

 

- population (total)

14.19 million (2006)

- GDP per capita (PPP, 2005 $)

$1,569 (2006)

- poverty headcount ratio at $2/day

77.7% (1997)

Education

 

- net enrollment in primary level

89.9% total (2006)
89.0% for girls, 90.9% for boys

- net enrollment in secondary level

23.9% total (2005)
21.9% for girls, 26.0% for boys

Health

 

- prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting)

43.7% (2006)

- births attended by skilled health staff

43.8% (2005)

Source:  Fiszbein A. and N. Schady (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Policy Research Report World Bank.

 

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