TEK Muy Tieng

Research Associate

Ms Tek graduated from Beijing Normal University, China in 2019, with Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education). Prior to her post-graduate study, she completed a Bachelor Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh. Her Professional career started as a Research Intern at the Economy, Trade and Regional Cooperation Programme of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute, and then Research Assistant and now Research Associate in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at the same institute. Within years of professional development, she has built skills in translation and transcription, literature review, research design, data collection and analysis, and report writing, and other administrative skills related to events organisation, coordination and communication, and project budgeting. Her main areas of interest include higher education development, specifically issues related to internationalisation, skill gaps/mismatch, and Chinese model of educational development and education aids.

Email : tieng@cdri.org.kh


TEK Muy Tieng


International Publications

Over the past sixty years, Cambodia has made great strides in expanding access to primary education. Much less progress has been made with respect to quality. That may be changing, however, with a new education minister promoting ambitious reforms with quality at their centre. The chapter explains the quality agenda as a product of new demands on t...

International Publications

This paper examines the quality of primary education provision in Cambodia using a ‘political settlements’ framework developed at the University of Manchester. The framework characterises Cambodia as a ‘hybrid’ settlement with a weak dominant party and predatory administration, albeit with some islands of administrative effectiveness. Such states c...


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about educational disruptions from pre-school to higher education in Cambodia and around the world. Although the impact of the pandemic in Cambodia was relatively low in comparison to other countries in the region and the world in 2020 and schools were able to reopen its door again in early 2021. The February 20, 2...


This three-year programme is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through The Asia Foundation (TAF)’s Ponlok Chomnes Programme: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia. In this programme CDRI aims at strengthening the capacity of knowledge-sector institutions to undertake quality research, informing publi...


The “Higher Education Policy Research & Influencing in Cambodia” was one of the major programmes implemented by the Education Unit of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). Receiving financial support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the three-year programme aimed to produce independent, objective, hi...