II.  Research Proposal Info / Información de la propuesta de investigación / Informations sur la proposition de recherche:
Please complete the short research proposal description.  Based on the information, students will decide which research proposal most align with their skills, knowledge and interest.  Thank you.

Por favor complete una breve descripción de la propuesta de investigación. Sobre la base de la información, los estudiantes decidiran qué propuesta de investigación se alinea más con sus habilidades, conocimientos e intereses. Gracias.

S'il vous plaît remplir de façon concise la description de la proposition de recherche. Sur la base de cette information les étudiants décideront quelle est la
  proposition la plus en ligne  avec leur compétences, leurs connaissances et leurintérêt. Je vous remercie.

 

 


Research Proposal Theme / Temática de la Propuesta de Investigación / Thème du projet de recherche:
Development Studies / Estudios sobre el Desarrollo / Etudes sur le développement

Research Proposal Title / Título de la Propuesta de Investigación / Titre de la Proposition de recherche:

Rural Roads Benefit Poor in the Project Area

Description of Research Proposal / Descripción de la propuesta de investigación / Description du projet de recherche

Various impact studies shows that the building of rural access roads and markets with support from donors has a positive effect on household profits, due to a combination of better access to markets and of supplementary income generated by the working sites. The existence of rural access roads and markets has a significant impact on the increase in the volume of economic activity, have significant potential for the use of local resources, create decent jobs, support the local economy, strengthen local commerce and therefore important implications for poverty reduction and social development through greater mobility of goods and people. Now to what extent this improved accessibility to market and roads is associated with a positive change on the welfare of the targeted beneficiaries is yet unexplored in the sites of CCRIP.  In this proposal, we try to outline how we can address of this question through an outcome study of the CCRIP programs.

Two types of analyses will be done in the study: first, for each of the road, a comparison of current conditions with those before the investments was made by the project, and, second, a comparison of existing conditions of the roads related to traffic frequency, travel time, cost, carrying capacity and VOC and benefit from improvements over the period of the study. Extensive surveys conducted at the before situation of the roads allowed the collection of the data requiredfor this analysis, andfocus groups discussions at these levels helped interpret the data


Goals of Research Proposal / Objetivos de la propuesta de investigación / Objectifs de la proposition de recherché

The main objectives of the proposed evaluation of the CCRIP program are to:

 •              Determine the outcome of developed infrastructures (Roads, Markets, Boat landing stations, Women market section and investment on extensive training program) benefit poor peoples in the project areas. a.

Country of Research Proposal / País de la propuesta de investigación / Pays servant de cadre à la proposition de recherche:
Bangladesh

The study area consists of the 2 project districts where most of the development works are completed which were opened for the project beneficiaries earlier. The study Upazilas under two districts are given below:

Sl #

District(5)

Name of Upazilas (28)

1

Patuakhali

Dasmina, Mirjagonj, Sadar, Kalapara, Rangabali and Bauphal

2

Barguna

Amtoli, |Taltoli, Betagi, Bamna, Pathorghata and Sadar

 


Length of Research Proposal / Duración de la propuesta de investigación / Durée du projet de recherche:
3 months / 3 meses / 3 mois

Other Length of Research Proposal / De otra duración propuesta de investigación / Autre durée de proposition de recherche:


Languages Required / Dominio de idiomas / Langues de travail:
Bengali & English

Other Requirements / Otros requerimientos / Autres exigences:

 


III. Travel and Lodging Arrangements for Students:
Please provide some information about travel and lodging arrangements for prospective students.

 




A) Travel:
Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to the IFAD project country.  Please advise as to the city and airport that they should fly into.

 

 


City:

Airport:

Upon arrival at the airport, will the student be picked up by an IFAD representative?:


If you answered "Yes" above, how will the student be able to identify the IFAD designated driver?:


 

 


B) Lodging:
Students will arrange their own lodging.  However we welcome your suggestion as to where the student should stay.  The location should be reasonably priced, with internet access and a good safety record.

 

 


Name of recommended hotel:


Contact email, if available:


Website, if available:



II.  Research Proposal Info / Información de la propuesta de investigación / Informations sur la proposition de recherche:
Please complete the short research proposal description.  Based on the information, students will decide which research proposal most align with their skills, knowledge and interest.  Thank you.

Por favor complete una breve descripción de la propuesta de investigación. Sobre la base de la información, los estudiantes decidiran qué propuesta de investigación se alinea más con sus habilidades, conocimientos e intereses. Gracias.

S'il vous plaît remplir de façon concise la description de la proposition de recherche. Sur la base de cette information les étudiants décideront quelle est la
  proposition la plus en ligne  avec leur compétences, leurs connaissances et leurintérêt. Je vous remercie.

 

 


Research Proposal Theme / Temática de la Propuesta de Investigación / Thème du projet de recherche:
Development Studies / Estudios sobre el Desarrollo / Etudes sur le développement

Research Proposal Title / Título de la Propuesta de Investigación / Titre de la Proposition de recherche:

Inclusive value chain development in vegetable sub-sector triggered by IFAD supported Climate resilient community markets infastructure

Description of Research Proposal / Descripción de la propuesta de investigación / Description du projet de recherche

Particularly, the Climate resilient and improved market infrastructure have triggered increased supply of different farm products, particularly the  vegetables in the command areas of the community markets. It has also been reported that increasing of poor people, women and youth are involved in the vegetables value chain. It is however not clear what effect road and market infrastructure has in the development of inclusive value chains involving poor, women, youths. It is not known how they are involvement in inclusive value chains and their share at what stage. The focus of the research is to study and analyse the current development of inclusive value chains with particular reference to the vegetable value chain as a result of the improved market and road infrastructures facilities. Besides, it will address how that inclusive value chain development has been contributing in their livelihoods transformation of the poor. This research will address the identified knowledge gaps about inclusive value chain resulted because of the infrastructures in Bangladesh.

The research question is how the community markets developed under CCRIP has been contributing  towards inclusive value chains development with particular focus to the Post office Bazar and Gutia Bazar of Babuganj and Uzirpur Upozila respectively under the Barisal district. This research will address the identified knowledge gaps about inclusive value chain resulted because of the infrastructures in Bangladesh. The research will help to identify the following questions.

  • How the climate resilient infrastructure triggered agriculture value chain development particularly inclusive value chains in which the poor, women, youths are involved. 
  • What are the competitive advantages of the poor, women, youths in the development of the vegetable value chains?
  • Identify if there is any complementarities by the smallholders and large farmers to the development of inclusive value chain in vegetable sub-sector.
  • Income and employment opportunities created for the poor, women and youths as a result of the inclusive value chains.
  • Discuss the findings in the context of market driven inclusive value chain development and how  that could be strengthened further through construction of additional supportive infrastructure facilities.

Goals of Research Proposal / Objetivos de la propuesta de investigación / Objectifs de la proposition de recherché

This research will be conducted  to  identify, analyse the impact of the CCRIP towards inclusive value chains development with particular focus to vegetable value chain development within the command areas of the community market  and contributing to the improving livelihoods of the poor.

Country of Research Proposal / País de la propuesta de investigación / Pays servant de cadre à la proposition de recherche:
Bangladesh


Length of Research Proposal / Duración de la propuesta de investigación / Durée du projet de recherche:
3 months / 3 meses / 3 mois

Other Length of Research Proposal / De otra duración propuesta de investigación / Autre durée de proposition de recherche:


Languages Required / Dominio de idiomas / Langues de travail:
Bengali & English

Other Requirements / Otros requerimientos / Autres exigences:

 


III. Travel and Lodging Arrangements for Students:
Please provide some information about travel and lodging arrangements for prospective students.

 




A) Travel:
Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to the IFAD project country.  Please advise as to the city and airport that they should fly into.

 

 


City:

Airport:

Upon arrival at the airport, will the student be picked up by an IFAD representative?:


If you answered "Yes" above, how will the student be able to identify the IFAD designated driver?:


 

 


B) Lodging:
Students will arrange their own lodging.  However we welcome your suggestion as to where the student should stay.  The location should be reasonably priced, with internet access and a good safety record.

 

 


Name of recommended hotel:


Contact email, if available:


Website, if available:



II.  Research Proposal Info / Información de la propuesta de investigación / Informations sur la proposition de recherche:
Please complete the short research proposal description.  Based on the information, students will decide which research proposal most align with their skills, knowledge and interest.  Thank you.

Por favor complete una breve descripción de la propuesta de investigación. Sobre la base de la información, los estudiantes decidiran qué propuesta de investigación se alinea más con sus habilidades, conocimientos e intereses. Gracias.

S'il vous plaît remplir de façon concise la description de la proposition de recherche. Sur la base de cette information les étudiants décideront quelle est la
  proposition la plus en ligne  avec leur compétences, leurs connaissances et leurintérêt. Je vous remercie.

 

 


Research Proposal Theme / Temática de la Propuesta de Investigación / Thème du projet de recherche:
Development Studies / Estudios sobre el Desarrollo / Etudes sur le développement

Research Proposal Title / Título de la Propuesta de Investigación / Titre de la Proposition de recherche:

Survey proposal on agricultural economy in the project area

Description of Research Proposal / Descripción de la propuesta de investigación / Description du projet de recherche

Introduction

 

Various impact studies shows that the building of rural access roads and markets with support from donors has a positive effect on household profits, due to a combination of better access to markets and of supplementary income generated by the working sites. The existence of rural access roads and markets has a significant impact on the increase in the volume of economic activity, have significant potential for the use of local resources, create decent jobs, support the local economy, strengthen local commerce and therefore important implications for poverty reduction and social development through greater mobility of goods and people. Now to what extent this improved accessibility to market and roads is associated with a positive change on the welfare of the targeted beneficiaries is yet unexplored in the sites of CCRIP.  In this proposal, we try to outline how we can address of this question through an outcome study of the CCRIP programs.

Goals of Research Proposal / Objetivos de la propuesta de investigación / Objectifs de la proposition de recherché

The main objectives of the proposed evaluation of the CCRIP program are to:

 

•              Determine the outcome of developed infrastructures (Roads, Markets, Boat landing stations, Women market section and investment on extensive training program) on improvements in the agricultural economy;

 

Changes will be detected in the agricultural economy in the project areas are to:

 

  • the overall level of agricultural activity increased/decrease in volume of production, productivity of the land, and monetary values of the output;

  • the agricultural production mix is transformed, land use shifted from low-value cereals to high-value crops,

  • the  use of modern inputs,  especially fertilizers,  improved  as distribution channels became easier and enjoyed lower costs;

  • as a result of the shift to higher-value products, and the overall increase in yields, the value added per unit of cultivated land increased;

  • related economic changes in workload, employment on and off-farm, establishment of new shops followed different patterns depending on the region.


Country of Research Proposal / País de la propuesta de investigación / Pays servant de cadre à la proposition de recherche:
Bangladesh


Length of Research Proposal / Duración de la propuesta de investigación / Durée du projet de recherche:
3 months / 3 meses / 3 mois

Other Length of Research Proposal / De otra duración propuesta de investigación / Autre durée de proposition de recherche:


Languages Required / Dominio de idiomas / Langues de travail:
Bengali & English

Other Requirements / Otros requerimientos / Autres exigences:

 


III. Travel and Lodging Arrangements for Students:
Please provide some information about travel and lodging arrangements for prospective students.

 




A) Travel:
Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to the IFAD project country.  Please advise as to the city and airport that they should fly into.

 

 


City:

Airport:

Upon arrival at the airport, will the student be picked up by an IFAD representative?:


If you answered "Yes" above, how will the student be able to identify the IFAD designated driver?:


 

 


B) Lodging:
Students will arrange their own lodging.  However we welcome your suggestion as to where the student should stay.  The location should be reasonably priced, with internet access and a good safety record.

 

 


Name of recommended hotel:


Contact email, if available:


Website, if available:




II.  Research Proposal Info:
Conservation of wetlands around Lake Tana requires due attention to reap their benefits and for the conservation of the Lake Tana at large. CBINReMP has been engaging in various interventions towards the conservation of wetlands and overall community integrated natural resources management interventions.

 

As part of intervention strategy, there are knowledge gaps on crystalizing the role of wetlands on sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. Accordingly, the research aims to fill in this gap by rigorously identify the role/benefits of wetlands towards small-scale irrigation for nearby farmlands, farm income, job creations and overall biodiversity conservations.

 

 

 

 

 


Research Proposal Theme:
Environment & Natural Management (Biodiversity)

Research Proposal Title:

The Role of Wetlands for sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation in Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

Description of Research Proposal:
Lake Tana environment is recognized as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2014 for its rich biodiversity including natural forests, monasteries, churches, and fish and avifauna in its wetlands. The islands and the lake shore area are known for their edible tree fruits (Memysopis and Zsygium sp.). Wetlands are not only used for regulating sediments and habitats of biodiversity but also serve as the source of water for domestic uses and small scale irrigation by the local community specially during the dry season.

 

The Lake Tana wetland environments are under threat due to both anthropogenic impact and climate change. The major driving factors include population pressure, heavy sediment load, recession agricultural activities and urbanization, over grazing, over utilization of water resources by gravity drainage, deforestation, and introduction of invasive alien plant species (e.g. Water hyacinth).

 

CBINReMP has prepared about 19 wetland management plans with the aim to conserve the wetlands and support realization of the best benefits of the wetlands. The wetland management plans have information that describe the specific wetland situation, nonetheless, there are limitations on knowledge on wide versatile benefits of wetlands to the community.  The project has so far put on ground some wetland plans.

 

Goals of Research Proposal:

In light of this, the research aims to rigorously identify role of wetlands on sustainable development via use of small scale irrigation and biodiversity conservations, which will support natural resource management for the Lake Tana wetland ecosystem that will ensure its long-term conservation and benefits for the present and future well-being of the people, through sustainable use of its natural resources.



Country of Research Proposal / País de la propuesta de investigación / Pays servant de cadre à la proposition de recherche:
Ethiopia

Length of Research Proposal / Duración de la propuesta de investigación / Durée du projet de recherche:
3 months / 3 meses / 3 mois

Languages Required / Dominio de idiomas / Langues de travail:
English

Other Requirements / Otros requerimientos / Autres exigences:


 

 


III. Travel and Lodging Arrangements for Students:
Please provide some information about travel and lodging arrangements for prospective students.



A) Travel:
Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to the IFAD project country.  Please advise as to the city and airport that they should fly into.

 

 


City:
Addis Ababa (project city Bahir Dar-Bahir Dar Airport)

Airport:
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport/Bahir Dar Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, will the student be picked up by an IFAD representative?:
Yes

If you answered "Yes" above, how will the student be able to identify the IFAD designated driver?:  IFAD ID Card


 

 


B) Lodging:
Students will arrange their own lodging.  However we welcome your suggestion as to where the student should stay.  The location should be reasonably priced, with internet access and a good safety record.

 

 
Name of recommended hotel:


Contact email, if available:


Website, if available:



II.  Research Proposal Info / Información de la propuesta de investigación / Informations sur la proposition de recherche:
Please complete the short research proposal description.  Based on the information, students will decide which research proposal most align with their skills, knowledge and interest.  Thank you.

Por favor complete una breve descripción de la propuesta de investigación. Sobre la base de la información, los estudiantes decidiran qué propuesta de investigación se alinea más con sus habilidades, conocimientos e intereses. Gracias.

S'il vous plaît remplir de façon concise la description de la proposition de recherche. Sur la base de cette information les étudiants décideront quelle est la  proposition la plus en ligne  avec leur compétences, leurs connaissances et leurintérêt. Je vous remercie.

 

 


Research Proposal Theme / Temática de la Propuesta de Investigación / Thème du projet de recherche:
Development Studies / Estudios sobre el Desarrollo / Etudes sur le développement

Research Proposal Title / Título de la Propuesta de Investigación / Titre de la Proposition de recherche:
Les Jeunes Champions Ruraux comme acteurs protagonistes des processus de développement territorial

Description of Research Proposal / Descripción de la propuesta de investigación / Description du projet de recherche:
Actuellement, la jeunesse rurale représente un acteur clé pour les processus de développement territorial car ces jeunes peuvent jouer un rôle prépondérant dans les stratégies de création d´emplois et pour la génération de revenus. Ils peuvent également  atténuer les dynamiques de migration, la pression sur le foncier et sur les ressources naturelles. Son rôle est d´importance pour le relève générationnelle des zones rurales et la diminution de l´exode des populations dû aux conditions de vie défavorables du milieu rurale.

Les jeunes ruraux  représentent des acteurs fondamentaux pour les processus de développement économique car ils peuvent contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire et à la nutrition des populations. De même, ils sont des acteurs sociaux clés pouvant générer des changements grâce à des solutions innovantes et la promotion de bonnes pratiques parmi les familles rurales plus vulnérables, représentant ainsi un actif local de connaissance.

Pour cette raison, il est important et pertinent de reconnaître la contribution que les jeunes hommes et femmes peuvent apporter au processus de développement durable dans le milieu rural en Afrique de l´Ouest et Centrale.

La présente proposition de recherche, a comme objectif d’identifier et de décrire  les bonnes pratiques et solutions innovantes développés par des jeunes champions ruraux qui contribuent a l´amélioration de la qualitée de vies des populations rurales pauvres.

Ce travail permettra de reconnaitre les jeunes ruraux, comme étant des acteurs clés dans les processus de développement territorial durable et inclusif.

Goals of Research Proposal / Objetivos de la propuesta de investigación / Objectifs de la proposition de recherche:
L´objectif général de cette investigation est de :

- Connaître les bonnes pratiques et solutions innovantes développés par les jeunes ruraux pour la génération
d´emploi et revenus en milieu rural, contribuant a l´amélioration des leurs conditions de vie.

Et comme objectifs spécifiques:

1.       Identifier les jeunes champions ruraux à partir des aspects économiques, sociaux et culturels.
2.       Décrire et caractériser leurs bonnes pratiques, solutions innovantes et expériences remarquables en référence au contexte local.
3.       Analyser les facteurs qui favorisent et empêchent l’intégration et participation des jeunes comme acteurs protagonistes des processus de développement en milieu rural.

Country of Research Proposal / País de la propuesta de investigación / Pays servant de cadre à la proposition de recherche:
Sénégal

Length of Research Proposal / Duración de la propuesta de investigación / Durée du projet de recherche:
3 months / 3 meses / 3 mois

Other Length of Research Proposal / De otra duración propuesta de investigación / Autre durée de proposition de recherche:


Preferred months of the year to host a student's research practicum? / ¿Meses del año preferidos para patrocinar el practicum de investigación del alumno? / Mois de l'année les mieux adaptés pour l'accueil d'un projet de recherche étudiant ?:
juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre...

Languages Required / Dominio de idiomas / Langues de travail:
Français, Anglais

Other Requirements / Otros requerimientos / Autres exigences:
On attend que le participant puisse assumer les responsabilités suivantes :
1.       Ajuster sa recherche aux exigences techniques établies par l´équipe de Procasur.
2.       Avoir de  la disponibilité pour mener un travail sur le terrain selon les critères pertinents établis par Procasur.
3.       Développer comme résultat de cette recherche, un document technique sur les jeunes ruraux et les bonnes pratiques pour l´amélioration des conditions de vie au milieu rurale.

 

 


III. Travel and Lodging Arrangements for Students:
Please provide some information about travel and lodging arrangements for prospective students.

 

 



 


A) Travel:
Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to the IFAD project country.  Please advise as to the city and airport that they should fly into.

 

 


City:
Dakar

Airport:
Yoff/Léopold Sédar Senghor

Upon arrival at the airport, will the student be picked up by an IFAD representative?:
No

If you answered "Yes" above, how will the student be able to identify the IFAD designated driver?:


 

 


B) Lodging:
Students will arrange their own lodging.  However we welcome your suggestion as to where the student should stay.  The location should be reasonably priced, with internet access and a good safety record.

 

 


Name of recommended hotel:


Contact email, if available:


Website, if available: