The accomplishment of this thesis owes a profound debt to a large number of generousindividuals and institutions. Amongst them, the greatest credit is extended to my academicadvisor Professor TAKAHASHI Kimiaki for his insightful advice, constructive guidance andongoing encouragement throughout the term of my study. My sincere thank goes to Mrs.Melisanda Berkowitz who helped me to make my writing throughout the thesiscomprehensible and advised me about style of academic writing.I am also highly appreciative of other professors in the Department of InternationalDevelopment and Department of International Cooperation Studies, Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, whose courses have added immenselyto my academic capital and shaped my subsequent learning.I am deeply thankful as well to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the scholarship Ireceived for my two-year schooling at GSID.At the field level, I am deeply thankful to Racha (Reproductive And Child Health Alliance),and all the participants involved in this endeavor for kindly and extensively sharing theirinvaluable time, knowledge and experience. I am further indebted to the advice andfacilitation of Mme. Sun Nasy, Racha deputy executive director and Dr. Sol Sowath, RachaKampot provincial coordinator. Thanks go to the organization, and especially to Angkor Cheybranch office, for helping me physically reach the sites, hosting me and graciouslyintroducing me to village people. Without this kind assistance, this study would never havehappened.I am grateful for the cooperation of National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC),CDRI library, UNDP library, NPHI library and GSID library whose ample material resourcesadvantaged this research.Sincerely, a special word of heartfelt thanks goes to my dear soul mate NGIN Chanrith foradvice and tireless guidance on conducting field survey and how to do research. Lastly, Ideliver my wholehearted acknowledgement to my family who always supported andencouraged me to complete the study.
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