About CDRI

CDRI works to produce independent, objective, high quality policy-relevant development research, to maximise its accessibility to policy makers, influencers and stakeholders and to have it affect policy in six interrelated areas that are key for Cambodia’s sustainable development:

CDRI undertakes its programmes and projects in partnership with Cambodian government institutions and their international development partners, other research and tertiary education institutions and civil society organisations. It disseminates its research knowledge and products through a number of communication strategies: conferences, workshops, seminars, broadcast media, print media, library collection and information sharing, small group communication and interpersonal communication.

CDRI is located in the Phnom Penh suburb of Tuol Kork (house no.56, Street 315, PO Box 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tel:(855-23)881-384/881-701/881-916/883-603/012 867-278). At end of December 2017, it has 66 staff including management, professional and technical staff, administrative and support staff, all of them are Cambodian. It has a strong commitment to the capacity development and professional skills of its staff, many of whom, after being trained at CDRI, go on to contribute to other Cambodian and international organisations involved in their country’s development.

Our Vision for Cambodia

CDRI is an independent and resilient centre of research excellence for innovative ideas to influence policy that impacts on Cambodia’s development.

Our Vision

Inclusive and sustainable development through independent policy research and developing capacity.

Our Mission

CDRI’s mission is to generate high quality, influential and impactful knowledge through policy research and capacity development to contribute to Cambodia’s prosperity.

Our Core Values: MERIT

We create the professional conditions that nurture merit.
We foster excellence, as a professional and personal habit.
We practice a culture of respect and responsibility.
We pledge to live and act with independence and integrity.
We build deep trust and transparency, capable of achieving the mission and vision of the Institute.
Respect and Responsibility
Independence and Integrity
Trust and Transparency