Dr OUCH Chandarany

Former Unit Head

Dr Chandarany Ouch is a Research Fellow and Head of Economics Unit at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). She joined CDRI in 2003 and has research experience in a wide range of economic issues from development to labour economics. She has been a project leader/member of various research projects and engaged in collaborative research at national and regional levels. She is working on several projects: Vocational Training and Labour Market Transitions: A Randomised Experiment among Cambodian Young Adults; The Contribution of Vocational Skills Development to Inclusive Industrial Growth and Transformation: An Analysis of Critical Factors in Cambodia; Agricultural Trade between China and Cambodia: Value Chain Analysis; Industry 4.0: Prospects and Challenges for Cambodia’s Manufacturing Sector; and Street Vendor, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction. She is also a coordinator of Cambodia Outlook Conference and regional project on Agricultural Trade between China and GMS Countries: Value Chain Analysis. Chandarany’s research interests include industry 4.0, labour economics, experimental economics, development economics and applied microeconomics. She has published in the Journal of Comparative Economics and Population and Development Review and at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Chandarany completed a PhD in Economics at Monash University, Australia. She also holds a Master in Public Policy from Lee Kaun Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

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OUCH Chandarany


Working Paper 60

The noticeable rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in agricultural land in developing countries in Africa, South and Central Asia and Latin America in recent years has sparked concerns among civil society groups and international organisations as to the potential impacts on poor local communities’ access to resources. Growing interest from...

Working Paper 52

The deepening trade relation between Cambodia and China has brought about significant expansion of bilateral trade between the two nations; however, Cambodia’s negative trade balance continues to widen at an average annual growth rate of 34 percent. The study uses the framework developed by Jenkins and Edwards (2004) to examine China-Cambodia t...

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