For five years till 2014, CPS was a research unit of the Cambodian Economic Association (CEA). It was set up with a plan to become independent in several years, leaving CEA to be just a network organisation. Under CEA, CPS successfully implemented many policy-relevant research projects for clients and partners such as the World Bank, IFC, CIDA/CCO, IDRC, UNICEF, AusAID/ODI, Oxfam, TDRI, Brookings Institution, and other international and local NGOs.

 

List of ongoing and completed research projects conducted by CPS since 2009:

 

2021

1.       Study of Emerging Areas and Potential Crops for Diversification in Cambodia,

commissioned by MAFF/ASPIRE/GDA [Jul – Dec 2021]

2.       Market Assessment for Agriculture Value Chain Development for Smallholder Farmers in Cambodia,

commissioned by UNDP [May – Oct 2021]

3.       Agriculture Value Chain Study for Digitalization in Cambodia,

commissioned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) [Mar – Aug 2021]

4.       Feasibility Study of 4Ps (Public, Private and Producer Partnership) in Cambodia,

in partnership with CDRI, funded by IFAD Regional Grant [Jan – Mar 2021]

 

2020

5.       South-South Cooperation for Scaling Up Climate Resilient Value Chain Initiatives (SSCVC), in partnership with Vietnam Social Academy, funded by IFAD Regional Grant [Mar 2020 – Oct 2021]

6.       Feasibility Study of Safe Transportation for Workers in Garment and Footwear Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by AIP Foundation [Dec 2020 – Jul 2021]

7.       Feasibility Study of Regional Wholesale Markets for Vegetable Value Chains in Cambodia, commissioned by Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)/IFAD SAAMBAT Project [Jul 2020 – Sep 2021]

8.       Assessment of Seven Criteria on Garment Sector Minimum Wage Setting for Unions,

commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC) under USAID Cambodia [Jul – Sep 2020]

9.       Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Workers in Garment and Tourism Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC) under USAID [Aug – Oct 2020]

10.   Assessment of Inclusive Business Models of Responsible Agricultural Investments in Cambodia,

commissioned by Mekong Regional Land Governance (MRLG), funded by SDC/BMZ/Luxembourg Government [Apr 2020 – Nov 2021]

11.   Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation on MSMEs in the Tourism Sector in Cambodia, commissioned by The Asia Foundation (TAF) Cambodia [Jun 2020 – Apr 2021]

12.   PONLOK CHOMNES Project on Supporting Research and Capacity Building (Employment Opportunities in Agriculture), funded by The Asia Foundation (TAF) Cambodia [Jan 2020 – Dec 2021]

 

2019

13.   Training and Coaching Session Series on Capacity Building to a Team of Government Staff, commissioned by The Asia Foundation (TAF) Cambodia [Sep 2019 – Jan 2020]

14.   Digital Challenges and Opportunities for Agribusiness Enterprises in Cambodia, commissioned by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) [Aug – Dec 2019]

15.   Analysis of Cost of Upgrading Transport for Workers in Garment and Footwear Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC) [Jul – Sep 2019]

 

2018

16.   Minimum Wage Updating Assessment of Seven Criteria on Garment Sector Minimum Wage Setting for Unions, commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC), IndustrilALL Global Union [Aug – Sep 2018]

17.   Follow-up Survey of Drivers Transporting Workers in the Garment and Footwear Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC) [Aug – Nov 2018]

 

2017

18.   Research Study of Stagnation of Rice Export, commissioned by Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain (CAVAC) [May 2017 – Dec 2018]

19.   Rice Sector Observatory, commissioned by SNEC/AFD [Mar 2017 – Jan 2018]

20.   Minimum Wage Setting and Adjustment in Cambodia’s Garment and Footwear Sectors: Research on 7 Criteria, commissioned by FES, IndustriALL Global Union, and Solidarity Center (SC) [August 2017]

21.   Survey of Drivers Transporting Workers in Garment and Footwear Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by FES, and Solidarity Center (SC) [Apr – Jun 2017]

22.   Survey of Working Conditions of Domestic Workers in Cambodia, commissioned by Solidarity Center (SC) [Jan – Apr 2017]

23.   Survey of Working Conditions of Construction Workers in Cambodia, Solidarity Center (SC) [Jan – Apr 2017]

 

2016

24.   Feasibility Study of the Land Allocation for Small and Medium Farms (LASAMF), Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) Project [Nov 2016 – Oct 2018]

25.   Technical Support for the Implementation of the Boosting Food Production (BFP) Project, commissioned by MAFF/GDA [Oct 2016 – Dec 2019]

26.   Survey of Consumption Expenditures of Workers in the Garment and Footwear Sectors in Cambodia, commissioned by ACILS, FES and IndustiALL Global Union [May – Aug 2016]

27.   Multi-Scalar Evidence Based Dialogue: A Regional Approach to Improving Smallholder Land Tenure, in partnership with Forest Trends, funded by Mekong Regional Land Governance (MRLG) Project [Jan 2016 – Jun 2018]

 

2013-2015

28.   Feasibility Study and Design of Boosting Food Production (BFP) Project, commissioned by MAFF/ GDA [Nov 2015 – Mar 2016]

29.   Investor Motivation Survey in Cambodia, commissioned by IFC [Jan – Jun 2015]

30.   Inclusive Development of the Chinese Foreign Direct Investment to the GMS, in partnership with Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), funded by IDRC [Jun 2014 – Jan   2017]

31.   Learning to Compete: Enterprise Mapping Survey, commissioned by Brookings Institution [Apr – Dec 2013]

 

2012

32.   Economic Model Study on Management of Revenue from Oil, Gas and Mining in Cambodia, commissioned by Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency (CRRT) [Jul – Dec 2012]

33.   Budgeting for Equitable Development, commissioned by UNICEF [Jul 2012 – Jan 2013]

34.   Building Political Ownership and Technical Leadership: Decision-making, Political Economy and Knowledge Use in the Health Sector in Cambodia, commissioned by ODI/AusAID [Apr – Jun 2012]

35.   A Review of Foreign Aid Efficiency in Cambodia, commissioned by NGO Forum on Cambodia [Aug – Nov 2012]

 

2011

36.   Study to Provide Inputs to AVEC Programme Design, commissioned by CIDA/CCO [Dec 2010 – Mar 2011]

37.   Baseline Evaluation Study of CDMD’s Community Based Rehabilitation Programme, commissioned by CBM/CDMD [Dec 2010 – Mar 2011]

38.   Learning from Irrigation Projects in Cambodia: Benefits and Challenges, commissioned by NGO Forum on Cambodia [May – Aug 2011]

 

2010

39.   Review of Export Procedure for Processed Agriculture Products, commissioned by IFC [Aug – Nov 2010]

40.   Economic Land Concessions and Local Communities, commissioned by NGO Forum on Cambodia [Oct – Dec 2010]

41.   Off-Budget Public Expenditure Survey, commissioned by World Bank [Jul – Sep 2010]

42.   KAP Survey for Eye Health Survey, commissioned by CBM/CDMD [Jun – Aug 2010]

 

2009

43.   Agriculture Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers, commissioned by NGO Forum on Cambodia and ActionAid Cambodia [Dec 2009 – Jun 2010]

44.   Impacts of Garment & Textile Trade Preferences on Livelihoods in Cambodia, commissioned by Oxfam America [Nov 2009 – Jul 2010]

45.   Does Large-Scale Investment in Agriculture Benefit the Poor? commissioned by Oxfam America [Apr 2009 – Feb 2010]

46.   Impacts of the Economic Downturn on Households and Communities in Cambodia, commissioned by Oxfam America and NGO Forum on Cambodia [Jul – Dec 2009]