Economics Projects

Lead researcher: Dr OUCH Chandarany Project partner: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) Project period: Sep 2017 - Aug 2020

Lead researcher: Dr VEN Seyhah Project partner: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Project period: 2018

Lead researcher: Dr OUCH Chandarany Project partner: Partnership for Economic Policy program (PEP) Project period: 2018-2019  

Lead researcher: Dr OUCH Chandarany Project partner: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Project period: 2018-2019

Lead researcher: Dr SAING Chan Hang Project partner: Partnership for Economic Policy program (PEP) Project period: 2018-2019 (more…)

Lead researcher: Dr VEN Seyhah Project partner: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Project period: 2018 (

Objectives:

  1. expanding our understanding of the drivers of sustained and transitory poverty escapes, in addition to those of chronic poverty, across contexts and to draw out policy and programming implications which will contribute to USAID’s overall mandate of ending extreme poverty; and
  2. analyse panel data to determine drivers of transitory and sustained poverty

Lead researcher: Dr OUCH Chandarany Project partner: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) Project period: 2018-2020 Research questions: What are the critical factors that help or hinder the contribution of vocational skills development to inclusive industrial growth and transformation in low and middle-income coun

Objectives:

  1. taking stocks of non-tariff measures applied on cross-border movement of agricultural commodities with the GMS;
  2. identifying bottlenecks to agricultural trade and understanding complex relationship between actors in whole value chains; and
  3. targeted policy recommendations for improving important weaknesses in each country’s agricultural value chain.
The project consists of two components: research, and exchange and po

Examining connection between tax and government spending on social services, namely education, health and social protection, and inequality. Preliminary findings: taxation has been geared toward equity by increasing salary threshold and introducing exemptions on necessity goods and services; evidence of pro-poorness of spending on health, but not spending on education, while the impact of social protection spending on inequality is not likely since its scope and coverage is limited.

Objective: To study about the government’s strategy to develop Sihanoukville Province into a multi-purpose Special Economic Zone under the Industrial Development Policy (IDP) and the possible utilization of BRI in this endeavour. Lead researcher: Mr HING Vutha Project partner: Cambodia 21st Maritime Silk Road Research Center Project

This study uses a randomized experiment to examine the treatment effects of participating in a two-month vocational training program in hospitality on employment and job-related skills, targeted at economically disadvantaged youth in Cambodia. Specifically, this research addresses the following research questions:

  • Does training help individuals obtain a job?
  • What are the barriers to take-up training and complete it?

Objectives

  1. develop policy options, new practices and institutional arrangements for more jobs with better working conditions, especially in the context of the ASEAN Economic Community; and
  2. examine the current role of the private sector in job creation (labour market demand) and workforce skills development (labour market supply)
The project provided grant to eight research studies covering a range of topics from the impact of minimum wage

This research aims to answer the following key questions:

  • What are types of NTMs imposed on Cambodia’s fisheries exports?
  • How NTMs affect fisheries exports?
  • Whether the country is required to make any major improvement on the domestic standard setting rules and facilities as mutual recognition agreements may require improvement and upgrading of production methods in order to meet the required standards set by the agreement?

This research seeks to study about the government’s strategy to develop Sihanoukville Province into a multi-purpose Special Economic Zone under the Industrial Development Policy (IDP) and the possible utilization of OBOR initiative in this endeavor. This research focuses on three core questions:

  • What and how the development of Sihanoukville Province into a multi-purpose Special Economic Zone contribute to achieving IDP goal?
  • What are complementary components and polici

This research project is among the four research components in the five-year research program on ‘industrial development, human capital and SME development in Cambodia’. The overall objectives of this research are to map Cambodia’s participation in GVCs and identify gaps in major components of GVC. Key research questions are:

  • Where is Cambodia positioning in GVCs in comparison to other ASEAN countries such as Vietnam and Thailand?
  • What are production compo

Lead researcher: Dr VEN Seyhah Project partner: Swedish International Development  Cooperation Agency (Sida) Project period: 2016-2018