CHHOM Theavy

Research Associate

Theavy Chhom is a Research Associate at Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) with several years of research experience that touches on aspects of local governance on public reforms and development issues. These include local participation and decision-making process in commune development planning and a dam development issue, and its relevance on gender issues. Ms. Chhom obtained her MA in Sustainable Development from Chiang Mai University, Thailand. During her degree and career, she also earned international fellowship programs at the Asian Research Institute (ARI) of NUS and the University of Minnesota on public policy. Her current research interests look at the interdisciplinary study and a gender perspective. Her current project is Social Protection and the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia: Longitudinal Research to ‘Build Back Better in the Global Garment Industry in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London.

Email : theavy@cdri.org.kh


CHHOM Theavy



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...


COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption of the global garment industry such as manufacturing shutdowns, consumer lockdowns, order cancellation of suppliers, and lack of raw materials. However, social protection in Cambodia remains limited coverage to address livelihoods as a result of factory suspension and layoffs.This study focuses on unde...


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 Cambodia Country Development Strategy (CDCS) for 2020-2025 by providing a rationale, data and recommendations of which gender...