MONY Reach

Research Assistant

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.

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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...

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...