1. Background of the Project
The Improving Inland and Marine Fishery Governance (IIMFG) (Jan 2020 –Dec 2023) Project is funded by
LIFT. It aims to improve Fisheries Governance, Policy Research & Education in Rakhine State & Ayeyarwaddy,
Yangon, and Thanintharyi Regions. It is the extended program of the 1st Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA1) between LIFT and NAG, whih ran from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2019, focused on improving comanagement of Ayeyarwaddy’s Wetland Resources.
There are two goals of the project: goal 1is: Capable, sustainable and influencial national CSOs working at scale
on all facets of small-scale fisher livelihoods and decent work in Myanmar’s fishery sector; goal 2 is an informed
LIFT Board and management engaging proactively with civil society for strengthened resilience and sustainable
livelihoods in fisher and riparian communities.
The second LIFT/NAG strategic partnership will be implemented with six objectives:
Improved Community Fisheries Co-management
SSF Livelihood, Value chains and SMEs
Effective Fisheries Partnerships and Networks
Improved Legal Frameworks
Improved Collaboration with DoF
2. Purpose of Consultancy
PEA consultant is responsible for overall analysis of the changes of stakeholder intervention and institutional
reform mechanisms in fisheries governance within the project areas of IIMFG.
General Objective of the PEA Study:
This study provides an overview of what these changes might have meant for ongoing fisheries governance
reforms in Ayeyarwaddy region and contribute to the regular analysis of navigating effective pathway for reform
and mitigating the risks of potential pitfalls. The PEA is an action oriented tool that will be interactively used
with the project team and agencies to provide in-depth practical analysis in order to learn and adapt the nature
of intervention as a strategically guide for reform process.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be applied as following:
a. Private Sector
c. Individual interview
4. Scope of Work
Under the above-mentioned study, the consultant will engage in the following activities:
Participation in a series of meetings organized by the NAG Team and Project Team for this study
Identifying target townships and villages in Ayeyarwady Region in order to cover both within and out
of the project areas
Develop the research methodology and design together with NAG Research Team
Develop a Final Field Guide together with Data Collection Formats
o Clarifying who can provide the more efficient information and trying to meet those persons
Lead in work planning, data collection, data cleaning, analysis and reporting
The study expects to produce the following outcomes:
An improved understanding of the impact that policies are having on communities and recommendations
for further legal/policy reform to consolidate the gains achieved.
An improved understanding of how stakeholder relationships have changed, (including the ways that
individuals and small influential groups are able to subvert the pro-poor policies process to their own
advantage), and suggestions on how the bylaws and working practices can be strengthened to prevent
An understanding of the impact that the selective allocation for communities’ policy is having on
regional revenue collection and suggestions on how this can be improved.
An understanding on whether the new law and policies are alleviating or accelerating natural resource
The following are the expected deliverables:
Research Methodology Training
Data collection Pre-test
Data collection, analysis and report
This contract is open to International and National consultant with the following requirements:
Extensive local knowledge and work experience in Myanmar
Proven expertise in carrying out similar policies and natural resources governance studies in Myanmar
or the region.
Excellent oral and written skills in English (knowledge of Burmese would be an advantage).
Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analysis.
Strong network and existing contacts amongst local CSOs and Stakeholders in the Region