Members of this joint study are the following 11 partner countries and 7donors.

Partner Countries


  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia


  • ADB
  • BMZ
  • DFID
  • GTZ
  • JICA
  • UNDP
  • World Bank

The study is managed under the below management structure:

Steering Committee(SC)

Management Group(MG)


SC, participated by all the members, gives the overall strategic guidance for the study. MG, made up of smaller number of the members, is tasked with day-to-day management and coordination of the study. The members of the MG, nominated from amongst the SC members, are as follows:
Partner countries: Cambodia, Ghana, Malawi, Vietnam
Donors: DFID, GTZ, JICA and World Bank
The SC and MG are supported by a secretariat hosted and funded by JICA.