Research Interests

Public policy analysis (Southeast Asia)

Geopolitical risk analysis (Southeast Asia)

Governance Innovation

Inclusive Digital Economy

Digital Data Governance

Research Fellowships

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore 

Visiting Fellow, 2017-2018 and 2020-2021

Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship Program

Thailand and Malaysia, 2013-14

Institute of Developing Economies IDE-JETRO  | Tokyo, Japan

Visiting Research Fellow  | July 12 – Jan 13

Pacific Forum CSIS | Hawaii, USA

Non-Resident WSD Handa Fellow  | 2011-2012

East-West Center  | Washington DC, USA

Visiting Fellow, Southeast Asia Program  | Sept 10 – Dec 10

Past Research Projects

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) May-December 2020 

  • Conduct a research project on digital data governance in ASEAN and Cambodia

Economic Institute for ASEAN and EAST ASIA (ERIA) Sept 11 – July 12

  • Conduct survey and sore Cambodian economic performance for the mid-term review of ASEAN Economic Community

National Assembly of Cambodia Aug 11 – Sept 11

  • Assist in drafting resolutions and concept papers
  • Assist in organising the 32nd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Assist in compiling notes and writing reports for the General Assembly of AIPA

National Assembly of Cambodia Mar 11 – Aug 11

  • Facilitate and coordinate capacity building project for the members and staffs of National Assembly of Cambodia on ASEAN related matters
  • Conduct 3 training workshops – Introduction to ASEAN, Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, ASEAN Open Regionalism and Balancing of Regional Powers

Economic Institute for ASEAN and EAST ASIA (ERIA) Jun 10 – Sept 10

  • Conduct a research project on Cambodia’s economic scorecard, focusing on investment climate, trade facilitation, and logistics in Cambodia (The project provides policy input for the ASEAN Senior Official Meetings)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) May 10

  • Conduct a research project on Private Sector and the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement
  • Analyse the impacts of regional trade arrangements on key industries in Cambodia
  • Write a research paper on “Case Studies of the Impact of ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement”

Economic Institute for ASEAN and EAST ASIA (ERIA) Jul 09 – Apr 10

  • Conduct a research project on Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Integration in East Asia
  • Write a research paper on “The Opportunities and Challenges of Cambodian SMEs in Regional Economic Integration”, focusing on regional production network

Bangkok Research Center – IDE-JETRO May 09

  • Conduct a research project on business opportunities for Japanese companies in Mekong.
  • Write a research paper on “Tourism Development in Cambodia: Opportunities for Japanese Companies”

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) July 07 – May 09

  • Conduct research project on Cambodian issues and International Relations in East Asia

Japan-US Institute, International University of Japan June 06 – Sept 06

  • Conduct research project on Japan and East Asian regional integration

Japan’s Assistance Team for Small Arms Management in Cambodia July 05 – Aug 05

  • Assist in studying the feasibility of expanding projects to two additional provinces in Cambodia
  • Participate in discussions on strategies to implement the new projects

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