MONY Reach

Research Assistant (On Study Leave)

Mony Reach is a senior at Department of International Studies of Institute of Foreign languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh. She joined CDRI as intern in February 2019. She was soon promoted to be an Associated Research Assistant. Her main responsibilities are secondary data collection, literature reviews, interviewing and interview transcriptions. She also provides administrative support as needed. Currently, she involves in three projects including Social Protection and Gendered Impact of COVID-19 in Cambodia: Build Back Better in Global Garment Industry, Local Leadership, and Women in political participation. Prior to her internship at CDRI, she was a sponsorship translation intern at World Vision Cambodia. Her research interests center on local and global governance, small state foreign policy, regional institution, women and gender.

Email : reachmony@cdri.org.kh


MONY Reach


International Publications

Drawing on 203 quantitative surveys with women workers in Cambodia and a further set of semi-structured interviews with 60 original participants, this paper is one of the very first to present empirically grounded research from garment workers on the financial challenges of navigating the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We show how in the maki...

Policy Brief
MONY Reach   (2022)

COVID-19 has heavily affected Cambodian female garment workers’ economic security and personal well-being. The impacts are on employment, household income and expenditures, mental and physical health, remittances, investment, and savings. Recognizing this as a threat, the Royal Government of Cambodia has rolled out a new measure of temporary wage s...


The Asian Mega Deltas (AMD) program is one of the new OneCG initiatives that commenced in April 2022 and will run till at least 31 December 2024 (Phase 1). The One CG involves closer working modalities amongst the numerous CG Centers to provide more coordinated and integrated support to governments and civil society in pursuing more productive, div...


This research project investigates the inter-relation between national ownership and local participation. The working hypothesis is that these two concepts cannot and should not be conflated as often is the case in the development discourse. Though the implications of national ownership are disputed, it has turned into a main dogma in development a...


Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic increased gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. Even prior to the pandemic, in the garment sector, garment workers, particularly women garment workers, often experienced: forced overtime, threats of violence and verbal and mental abuses, gender discrimination, and limiting freedoms of association...


Cambodia is a developing country where tax revenue is the fundamental source for government revenues. Tax receipts account for about 67.45 percent of total government income (Ministry of Economy and Finance, 2016). The Ministry of Economy and Finance (2014) states that a revenue-mobilization policy is necessary to transform the country from its cur...


Over the last 20 years, the Kingdom of Cambodia has made remarkable progress in creating an enabling environment for business and investment, making the country favourable for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region and creating commercial and export opportunities for local businesses. With this favourable business environment, Cambodia achie...


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...