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Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2016

Getting Things Moving-Regional and National Infrastructure and Logistics for Connectivity, Growth and Development English | Khmer

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2015

Harnessing the AEC for Industrial Development English | Khmer

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2014

No. 01: Cambodia the Next Five Years – An Agenda for Reform and Competitiveness English ( 381 KB); Khmer ( 427KB)

No. 02: Human Resource Development and Education for a Competitive and Creative Cambodia English ( 377KB); Khmer(444KB)

No. 03: ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 and Regional Integration: What does it really mean for Cambodia? English ( 433KB); Khmer ( 436KB)

No. 04: 2014 Cambodia Outlook Conference Policy Priorities English (288KB); Khmer (547KB)

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2013

No. 01: Cambodia’s Economic Outlook for 2013: Possibilities and Policy Priorities for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth English (372 KB); Khmer ( 426 KB)

No. 02: Removing Constraints to Cambodia’s Agricultural Development English ( 347KB); Khmer  ( 420 KB)

No. 03: Connecting Cambodia: Energy and Transport Infrastructure Upgrading English ( 1,104KB); Khmer ( 1,452 KB)

No. 04: 2013 Cambodia Outlook Conference Policy Priorities English ( 310KB); Khmer ( 273 KB)

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2012

No. 01: Delivering Sustainable Growth in a Changing Global Economy: Cambodia in 2012 English ( 384KB); Khmer (444 KB)

No. 02: Inclusive Growth for Cambodia: Putting Theory into Practice English ( 374KB); Khmer (445  KB)

No. 03: Promoting Intra-regional Connectivity for Economic Growth: Cambodia and ASEAN in 2012 English ( 1,500KB); Khmer (2,457  KB)

No. 04: Private Sector Participation in Economic Development: Cambodian and Regional Perspectives English  ( 367KB); Khmer (452  KB)

No. 05: Policy Priorities for Cambodia’s Sustainable Growth English ( 260KB); Khmer (320KB)

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2011

No. 01: Returning to a High Growth Economy – Indicators, Prospects and Policy Priorities English ( 589KB); Khmer (420 KB)

No. 02: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Agriculture and Rural Development English ( 574KB); Khmer (440  KB)

No. 03: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Emerging Industries English (919KB); Khmer (783  KB)

No. 04: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Energy and Rail Infrastructure English ( 560KB); Khmer (457  KB)

No. 05: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Tourism English ( 367KB); Khmer (358  KB)

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2010

No. 01: Returning to a High Growth Economy – Indicators, Prospects and Policy Priorities English ( 683KB); Khmer ( 665KB)

No. 02: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Agriculture and Rural Development English ( 1,538); Khmer ( 866KB)

No. 03: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Emerging Industries English ( 1,440); Khmer ( 609KB)

No. 04: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Energy and Rail Infrastructure English ( 688); Khmer ( 530KB)

No. 05: Strengthening Key Sectors for Cambodia’s Return to Growth, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Tourism English ( 1,526); Khmer ( 743KB)

Cambodia Outlook Briefs 2009

10. The Important Role of Rural Credit During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis in Cambodia9.The Role of Income Diversification During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis (Khmer & English PB No. 10)

9. The Role of Income Diversification During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis (Khmer & English PB No. 9)

8. Households’ Vulnerability to the Global Financial Crisis and Their Coping Strategies: Evidence from Nine Rural Villages in Cambodia  (Khmer & English PB No. 8)

7. Mitigating the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Rural Labour Market in Cambodia (Khmer & English PB No. 7)

6. The Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Poverty (Khmer & English PB No. 6)

5. Assessing The Impact Of The Global Financial Crisis On Rural Households: Consequences And Policy Priorities  (Khmer & English PB No. 5)

4. Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Employment in SMEs in Cambodia (Khmer & English PB No.4)

3. Government Response to Inflation Crisis and Global Financial Crisis (Khmer & English PB No. 3)

2. Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Cambodian Economy at Macro and Sectoral Levels (Khmer & English PB No. 2)

1. Agricultural Development and Climate Change (Khmer & English PB No. 1)

14. Decentralised Governance in Hybrid Polity: Localisation of Decentralisation and Deconcentration (D&D) Reform in Cambodia (PB No. 14) English | Khmer

13. Evaluating Household Forest Dependency: A Case From Three Study Sites in Cambodia (English PB No. 13)

12. The Impact of Irrigation on Household Assets (PB No. 12) English | Khmer

11. Demand Analysis Scenarios for Supporting Catchment Irrigation Management in Cambodia (English PB No. 11)

10. Decentralised Governance of Irrigation Water in Cambodia: Matching Principles to Local Realities (English & Khmer PB No. 10)

9. Catchment Governance And Cooperation Dilemmas: A Case Study From Cambodia (English PB No. 09)

8. Enhancing the Protection and Promotion of Migrant Workers’ Rights in ASEAN (English PB No. 08)

7. What Limits Agricultural Intensification in Cambodia? The Role of Emigration, Agricultural Extension Services and Credit Constraints (English PB No. 07)

6. Policy Coherence for Agriculture and Rural Development (English PB No. 06)

5. Improving the Governance of Water Resources in Cambodia: A Stakeholder Analysis (English & Khmer PB No. 05)

4. Investigating Land Cover Change in Cambodia (English and Khmer PB No. 04)

3. The Value of Irrigation to Productivity in Cambodian Rice Systems (English & Khmer PB No. 03)

2. Public Expenditure Management and Accountability in Cambodia (Khmer only – PB No. 02)

1. Working with Hydrological Knowledge of Catchments to Improve Irrigation Management (English & Khmer PB No.01)

Impact of High Food Prices in Cambodia (For full details please download – pdf 178KB) English Download | Khmer Download

Chan Sophal

Like many other countries, Cambodia in 2008 has experienced soaring prices, especially of fuels and food, pushing year-on-year inflation above 20 percent during March-August. Food prices increased by 36.8 percent, followed by a 27 percent increase in transportation and housing materials (Figure 1). This inflation is mainly caused by rising world and, to some extent, local demand, while supply is contracted or more costly due to increasing fuel costs. In this situation, the Cambodian economy has received both negative impacts on consumers and opportunities for producers to earn more.

High inflation impacts more severely on the poor. The prices of all varieties of rice, the staple food, jumped by 100 percent between March-July 2007 and March-July 2008. Meat prices increased by 50-70 percent, while fish ……

De-Dollarising Cambodia: 10 Years On, 2008, Issue 01 (For full details please download – pdf 162KB) English Download | Khmer Download

Jayant Manon

Introduction

Ten years ago I wrote an article for the Cambodia Development Review (Menon 1998) on the pros and cons of dollarisation in Cambodia, and policy options on the way forward. A lot has happened since then. GDP growth has averaged close to 10 percent over the past decade, resulting in an almost doubling of income per capita (Table). Poverty incidence is estimated to have fallen by about 1 percent per annum (from 47 to 35 percent, for the decade up to 2004), even though inequality has worsened (World Bank 2007). Consumer price inflation has fallen sharply, from an average of 56 percent over 1990-98 to an average 3.5 percent over 1998-2007. Inflation has started rising again recently, with the spike in food and energy prices, but this is happening almost everywhere. Government revenue collections have recently consistently exceeded expectations, and the budget deficit has fallen to manageable levels. The recent discovery of oil and gas could be a significant boon for the country, and should provide the resources necessary to address a range of socio-economic issues, provided of course that the resources are not mismanaged. In short, the economic and social achievements over the past decade have been the most spectacular in Cambodia’s history.

It is against this backdrop that we find that Cambodia today is ……….

The Participatory Poverty Assessment of the Tonle Sap: A Summary of Key Findings, Issue 06 (For full details please download – pdf 612KB) English Download | Khmer Download

Brett M. Ballard

The Participatory Poverty Assessment of the Tonle Sap (PPA) has been undertaken by CDRI in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The study employed qualitative research methods covering 24 villages in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap lake. The main objective of the study has been to provide policy makers, donors, and civil society with a deeper understanding of (1) the relationship between poor people’s livelihood strategies and their use and the management of natural resources, (2) the gender dimensions of poverty, and (3) the role of local governance in poverty reduction.

Trends and Dynamics of Deforestation and Forest Degradation – March 2006, Issue 01 (For full details please download – pdf 205KB) English Download | Khmer Download

HEOV Kim Sreng, KHLOK Bottra, Kasper HANSEN and Christian SLOTH

The recent Forest Resource Assessment (FRA 2005) from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published forest cover data from Cambodia. This policy brief takes a closer look at the data and assesses their importance to the ongoing forest governance and management debate.


The Value of Forest Resources to Rural Livelihoods in Cambodia – March 2006, Issue 02 (For full details please download – pdf 204KB) English Download | Khmer Download

HEOV Kim Sreng, KHLOK Bottra, Kasper HANSEN and Christian SLOTH

This Policy Brief is based on the preliminary findings of ongoing research carried out by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). The objective of the research is to assess the economic consequences of forest conversion to other land uses. The Brief presents the findings of household surveys carried out in order to estimate the value of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) extracted from natural forests by rural people in forested areas. The data analysis shows that the collection and use of NTFPs represents a considerable economic value to rural livelihoods. Information on the relative and absolute value of forest products is also presented, compared to the total value of a household’s livelihood activities.


Timber Productivity in Selected Cambodian Forest Types – March 2006, Issue 03 (For full details please download – pdf 191KB) English Download | Khmer Download

HEOV Kim Sreng, KHLOK Bottra, Kasper HANSEN and Christian SLOTH

This policy brief assesses the standing timber volumes and timber productivity of different forest types in Cambodia (deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests). Results show that the standing commercial timber volume in high value evergreen forests is significant, whereas the standing commercial value of deciduous forests is very low. If the goal of forest management is to contribute to rural development, there seems to be limited potential in allocating degraded deciduous forests to community forestry (CF). The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) could consider expanding CF to semi-evergreen or evergreen forests of higher value in order to increase local incentives for self-sustaining management systems contributing to national development goals and conservations efforts. Forest planning in large-scale industrial forestry, on the other hand, is constrained by limited knowledge about forest growth parameters and lack of community involvement.


Forest Management Options in Cambodia – March 2006, Issue 04 (For full details please download – pdf 177KB) English Download | Khmer Download

HEOV Kim Sreng, KHLOK Bottra, Kasper HANSEN and Christian SLOTH

Since the early 1990’s, forest management in Cambodia has focused on large-scale timber concession forestry with little consideration to the needs of local people depending on forest resources. The outcome has been a serious degradation of one of Cambodia’s main natural assets with little contribution to rural development. More locally based management models are therefore needed in order to enhance the contribution of forest utilisation to rural development. This policy brief attempts to generate discussion about how sustainable forest management in post-concession areas can contribute to the millennium development goals (MDG) on poverty reduction as referred to in the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) rectangular strategy.