Research Associate (On Study Leave)

Len holds a Master’s Degree of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy specialization in policy analysis at the Australian National University. He obtained scholarship and completed two BA programs from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Khmer literature and a private university in English literature. He also had some extensive leadership and research learning experience from an exchanged program to the US. Len is a passionate and dedicated individual, spending his entire career after graduation to research some key development thematic areas on local politics and democratic development. He has a long vision dedicated to conducting research, intending to provide evidence-based analysis to improve and empower citizen participation in the decision-making process and policy implementation. Len believes that research has proven a significant increase in its influence on policy implementation and enhanced citizen democratic participation. Therefore, he has contributed his political views to some international publications: The Diplomat, International Policy Digest, E-international Relations, and Asian Vision Institute, and other local publication outlets. He published a co-authored working paper and a forthcoming lead-authored working paper for CDRI, some consultative papers for the World Bank, DFAT/UNICEF, Plan International, UNDP, and some other local organizations.

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Working Papers 132

Civic engagement is “how citizens participate in the life of a community to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community’s future” (Adler and Goggin 2005, p. 236). In Cambodia, civic engagement has been promoted by civil society organisations (CSOs) since 1993. The organisations covered by the abbreviation “CSO” are many in Cambodia...

Working Papers 116

Youth make up one-third of the Cambodian population. This generation was born after the Khmer Rouge years and has grown up with the idea of regular competitive elections in a multi-party system. The youth cohort forms an increasingly significant proportion of the national electorate. This report analyses the results from a nationally representa...

Over the past two decades, Cambodia has made significant economic progress, with growth being over 7%. The opportunity exists to underpin this progress towards an inclusive and equitable social contract by strengthening social capital, expanding trust among social groups and between groups and the government, establishing and improving access to pa...