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:
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: