Digital Skills Assessment Survey


Project Description

Under the Capacity Building Research and Development Fund of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, United Nation Development Programme, Cambodia and the Russian Federation, the Cambodia Development Resource Institute in collaboration with the Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (formerly known as the National Institute of Posts, Telecoms and Information and Communication Technology) conducts a research study to assess current and future demand for and supply of digital skills and to investigate challenges firms of all sizes and universities and TVET institutes face in preparing themselves and their students for digital technology adoption under the Fourth Industrial Revolution framework.


Project Objective

The objectives of the study are:

Demand side

  • To understand the current ICT job markets in Cambodia including common positions and skills needs by employers, position requirements, and salaries offered;
  • To identify challenges faced by the private sector to recruit qualified ICT staff and staff with basic digital literacy and skills; and
  • To identify the existing mechanisms that deal with the challenges of recruiting qualified ICT staff and how companies deal with those challenges

Supply side

  • To identify the ICT-related subjects and skills that universities/TVET institutes offer to students, skills students acquired during the program;
  • To examine challenges and concerns ICT students are facing in career advancement;
  • To investigate how these universities/TVET institutions support students in advance to professional careers;
  • To identify support and challenges faced by universities to produce qualified ICT students and how universities/TVET institutions tackle these challenges.
  • To assess the labour market outcomes of ICT students in comparison to non-ICT students.

Government and development partner

  • To examine existing and prospective policies and regulation of the government in support of digital literacy;
  • To identify challenges faced by the private sector to recruit qualified ICT staff and staff with basic digital literacy and skills; and
  • To identify the existing mechanisms that deal with the challenges of recruiting qualified ICT staff and how companies deal with those challenges


Start Date : 20-Feb-2020
End Date : 30-Jun-2021

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