Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) Meeting 2021

Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) Meeting 2021

On May 18th 2021, the Australian Embassy to Cambodia hosted the Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) meeting, chaired by Ms. Elizabeth Adler, Second Secretary to the Australian Embassy to Cambodia.

The CIMP meeting was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), the Disability Action Council, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Interior and the ACCESS Program Team.

This meeting had four main outcomes including, i) presenting key achievements made by the ACCESS Implementing Partners (IPs); ii) reviewing and endorsing the Partner Performance Appraisal findings; iii) reviewing and commenting on the proposed partnership approach and proposed grant allocations for Phase II prior to the endorsement of the ACCESS Steering Committee (ASC), and iv) reviewing major risks for ACCESS Phase II implementation and proposing mitigation measures for ASC’s consideration.

The ACCESS Leads for the GBV and disability workstreams presented the results of the partner performance appraisals for seven IPs in both the GBV and disability workstreams and the ACCESS Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager also presented the Program results and key achievements of IPs.

Ms. Elizabeth Adler noted that she was very impressed with the achievements the ACCESS Program had to date to support persons with disabilities and women affected by gender-based violence (GBV), and she expressed her appreciation for the Cambodian government counterparts for their commitment and partnership in supporting these efforts.

The CIMP meeting was a success and resulted in all parties expressing satisfaction with the results and achievements of the ACCESS Program and the IPs’ activities. The inputs from participants were critical to this meeting for ACCESS Phase II implementation.

The Government of Australia, through the ACCESS Program, is working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, civil society and private sector service providers to improve the sustainability, quality, and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and women affected by GBV. For persons with disabilities, these include physical rehabilitation and inclusive economic services. For women affected by GBV, ACCESS is targeting health care, legal protection services, and other critical social services.