Client: Department for International Development (DFID) & Abt Associates Inc.

Duration: July 2020 – January 2021

Overview: MDRI is collaborating with DFID & Abt Associates to conduct a survey of 2000 Thai Binh rice farmers and evaluate AgResults’ prize competition initiative in Vietnam. AgResults is a multinational initiative that promotes agricultural innovations from the private sectors by designing and organizing “pay-for-results” prize competitions. In Vietnam, AgResults’ goal is to encourage the development and adoption of low-emissions rice technology, also through a two-phased prize-competition.

The primary objective of this research is to collect data to understand the impact and effectiveness of AgResults’ initiative in Thai Binh province. The resulting information will enable DFID & Abt Associates to build evidence, evaluate, and improve on its AgResults initiative moving forward.

Main tasks:

  • Project planning and management;
  • Review and pilot the questionnaire;
  • Finalize the questionnaire, instructions and programming on the tablet;
  • Recruit and train enumerators, composing training guide/field manual;
  • Data collection & quality control;
  • Clean & submit datasets for the spring crop survey and the summer crop survey;
  • Produce & submit survey documentation and final survey reports for 2 crop surveys.



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