Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development

The Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development (CPARD) is committed to carrying out cutting-edge, evidence-based, policy-relevant research focusing on Cambodia’s agriculture sector. We bring a wealth of expertise and experience to all our research activities which are locally and internationally acknowledged for their rigor. Our experienced researchers with expertise in agricultural economics, applied economics, and economic development develop and apply innovative quantitative and qualitative tools to study numerous critical issues in the field of agriculture, including nutrition and food safety, agricultural value chains, agricultural sustainability, agricultural development, and rural livelihood improvement. Our dissemination efforts target policy makers, development partners, and research community through publications, seminars, workshops, conferences, and dialogues. Having partnerships with government agencies, local and international think-tanks, and other research institutes, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to a sustainable future of Cambodia’s agriculture and improve the well-being of people residing in rural communities.


Impact Evaluation for Community-Based Childcare Centers (CBCCs) For Garment Factory Workers

The World Bank

To design, administer, and disseminate the results of an impact evaluation of community-based day-cares for the children of garment factory workers (CBCC) in Kampong Speu Province, Kandal Province, and other areas. To design a rig...

Comparative Study for Sustainable and Better Market Access of the Regional Rice Sector: Case of Cambodia

Institute of Policy Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development

As part of comparative study, the content of this study focuses on the rice sector and market access in Cambodia. The comparatives study is essential for the region because of the important role of the rice sector in national econ...

Cambodia's Agri-Food Trade: Structure, Challenges, New Emerging Potentials, and Impacts of Covid-19

International Food Policy Research Institute

From the early 1990s, Cambodia’s agricultural food trade was seen as exports of raw materials and unprocessed primary commodities to neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. The production and processing capacity were r...

Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Thinktanks for Countries in Mekong subregion (NARDT)

International Fund for Agriculture Development

The Network of Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks (NARDT) project is designed to form a consortium with flexible cooperation mechanism where think tanks of different stakeholders of Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao and Vietnam ca...

Cambodia Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis (GIDA)

United States Agency for International Development

This study aims to fill this gap in research by conducting a Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis (GIDA) combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. The GIDA is intended to inform USAID’s work plans regarding the Cambo...

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of USAID/CAMBODIA’s Helping Address Rural Vulnerability and Ecosystem Stability (HARVEST...

United States Agency for International Development-Cambodia

The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development in partnership with Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG). The project was to conduct mid-term evaluation on HARVEST2 project.

Migration, Remittances and Child Schooling in Rural Cambodia

Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Growing rural-to-urban and international migration flows have sparked concerns about the investments in education of the children left behind in Cambodia. We draw on a panel household-level survey conducted in rural villages in...

Research on the Economic Return to Investment in Education and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on You...

United Nations Development Programme, Cambodia

As part of the UN Joint Programme, UNDP seeks to examine the relationship between the economic/ monetary returns at individual, household and national level of investments in education and technical vocational education and traini...

On-farm Food Safety in Horticulture in Cambodia: The Case of Vegetable Farming

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Despite being an agrarian economy, Cambodia imported vegetables approximately 70 percent of the total domestic consumption because the commercialized vegetable farming in Cambodia is inadequate, let alone the commercial investm...


Pesticide Use Practices in Cambodia’s Vegetable Farming

Pesticides are agricultural technologies that farmers use to control pests and weeds and remain an important modern input for crop production including vegetable farming. There are many types of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, that target different threats to crops. While the potential production benefits of chemical pesticides are undeniable, people are...


The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children Left behind in Rural Cambodia

Growing rural-to-urban and international migration flows have sparked concerns about the investments in the education of the children left behind in Cambodia. We draw on a panel household-level survey conducted in rural villages in 2014 and 2017 to analyse the relationship between parental migration and children’s schooling. The analysis shows that children of migrant parents complete less years o...


Pesticide Use Practices in Cambodia’s Vegetable Farming

Pesticides are agricultural technologies that farmers use to control pests and weeds and remain an important modern input for crop production including vegetable farming. There are many types of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, that target different threats to crops. While the potential production benefits of chemical pesticides are undeniable, people are...

CDRI   (2020)

Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis

This study reports the results of a comprehensive gender and inclusive development analysis (GIDA) to inform the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)‟s workplans regarding Cambodia‟s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2020– 2025. The GIDA uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to identify macro and sectoral level gender gaps, social inequa...


Economic Return to Investment in Education and TVET: Micro and Marco Perspectives

This study is a part of the UN Joint Programme through which the UNDP seeks to examine the relationship between the economic/monetary returns of investments in education and technical vocational education and training (TVET) at individual, household and national levels. The overall objectives of the study are (1) to estimate the rate of return at the individual, household and national level, of in...


Rice Policy Study: Implications of Rice Policy Changes in Vietnam for Cambodia’s Rice Policy and Rice Producers in South-Eastern Cambodia

There are many studies about rice production in Cambodia, but none focus on the geographical location of rice production, particularly in the south-eastern provinces of Prey Veng, Takeo and Svay Rieng. Farmers in these areas produce mainly low value rice (IR504) most of which is exported as wet paddy to Vietnam. The Vietnamese government recently decided to restructure its economic and agricultura...

The 1st WEBINAR on Methodology and approach of the Regional joint-research: “Assessment of rice sector development in selected sub-Mekong countries

28 June 2021

In the PY3 – 2021, under the framework of the project Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in Mekong sub-region (NARDT) funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), IPSARD and CFPs in CLMV will jointly organize WEBINARs to promote knowledge sharing through regular information exchange and policy advocacy while overcoming international travel restriction due to impacts of the COVID-19 pan...

Angkor Green and CDRI signed an MOU

29 June 2020

Angkor Green https://angkorgreen.com.kh/ and CDRI signed an MOU on development research in PPP, agriculture value chains, agro-business development, innovation and technology for agricultural productivity, access to market, and product information and know-how.As an independent development policy think tank, CDRI is to contribute to Cambodia’s sustainable development and the well-being of its people in partnership with Cambodian public institutio...

19 Oct

Dissemination Workshop

Promoting the Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers through Agriculture Public-Private-Producer Partnerships

19 Oct 2021
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Zoom

Under the project "Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Thinktanks for Countries in Mekong Subregion" and collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, CDRI has conducted a study on "Promoting the Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers through Agriculture Public-Private-Producer Partnerships".After data collection and analysis, researchers from CDRI requested a meeting with representatives from MAFF, Center for Policy Studi...

18 Aug

Dissemination Workshop

Cambodia's Agri-Food Trade: Structure, New Emerging Potentials, Challenges, and Impacts of COVID-19

18 Aug 2021
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom

From the early 1990s, Cambodia’s agricultural food trade was seen as exports of raw materials and unprocessed primary commodities to neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. The production and processing capacity were remarkably low at the time. Realizing the tremendous amount of the exports and great loss of value-added incomes, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) started to promote country’s processing capacity and quality refinem...

28 Jul

National Dissemination Workshop

The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children Left behind in Rural Cambodia

28 Jul 2021
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Zoom

Sponsored by Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), CDRI is hosting a National Dissemination Workshop on “The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children left behind in Rural Cambodia”The national workshop will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, development partners, and non-government organizations (international and local) working in the areas of migration and primary education. The main objectives of...