Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) conducts quality research focusing on education and training in Cambodia and the region to generate knowledge based on data and evidence through rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses. Based on the generated knowledge, the centre promotes policy dialogue among national and international researchers, policymakers, and practitioners through dissemination workshops and policy dialogues at national and regional levels. CERI also provides training opportunities to its partners and junior researchers as a part of its capacity-building programme. With the financial support from development partners and technical support from an advisory committee, the centre works closely with government agencies, educational and training institutions, civil society organisations (CSOs), and other relevant stakeholders to realise its aims to bring about solutions and innovation in education and training.



Competency-Based TVET in Cambodia: Promise and Reality

Modernisation brings new economic and social challenges around the globe. In this era of the knowledge economy, knowledge and skills have become valuable assets for national development. Many countries have been working out how best to enhance their knowledge and skills pool. Focus has recently turned to competency-based training (CBT), which is believed to enrich students with practical competenc...


Characteristics and Issues on Internship at Cambodian Private Firms: A Scoping Study

To address the problems of skills mismatch, skills gaps and low-skilled labour that is hindering Cambodia’s economic development, the RGC issued the 2017 Internship Policy. Part of a larger endeavour to link providers of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to private firms, the project aimed to give TVET students real, workbased experience. This paper aims to scope the fundament...


Understanding Cambodian Deans’ Conceptions and Approaches to University Accountability

University accountability in Cambodia, in both a theoretical and practical context, is ruled by complexity and there is no common understanding of what it means and how it should be assessed. This study examines how accountability in Cambodian universities is oriented towards different accounting constituencies – the government, the market, academia and international/supranational platforms. Semi...


Effects of School Resources on Student Learning Achievement in Cambodia: Evidence from PISA-D

This study investigates the relationships between school resources and student learning achievements using large-scale Programme for International Student Assessment for Development (PISA-D) survey data, the first international student learning assessment Cambodia participated in 2017. It found the positive effects on school infrastructure on student performances but did not detect any association...


Cambodian Academics: Identities and Roles

This qualitative study aims to explore how faculty members at Cambodian universities conceive their academic identities, engage in different types of scholarly roles and perceive the organisation of the academic career system. It offers the following highlights: i). Cambodian academics develop their identities in relation to three forms: disciplinary, functional and social; ii). With an obvious do...


Correlates of STEM Major Choice: A Quantitative Look at Cambodian University Freshmen

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education is attracting increasing public interest and policy attention and being promoted at different educational levels in Cambodia. The study seeks to identify factors associated with Cambodian university freshmen’s choice of STEM major and how significant associations differ by gender and university location. The study draws on primary data...


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Cambodia: The Roles of Academic Institutions

Numerous studies have identified the importance of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem in stimulating and sustaining innovation and entrepreneurship. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems are made up of both formal and informal institutions, which include legal, economic, institutional, political, social and cultural factors. As well as providing various supports, including funding and incubation progr...

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