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Signing Ceremony CDRI-Sida Partnership: July 2016 – June 2021
3 November 2016



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A new Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia, Ms. Maria Sargren, and Executive Director of CDRI, Dr Chhem Rethy, signed the agreement for a new five-year core support of Sida, from July 2016 to June 2021. H.E Dr Sok Siphana, Chairman of CDRI's Board of Directors, also witnessed this important event. CDRI-Sida partnership for 2016-2021 aims to produce high quality development research and make a significant contribution to Cambodia's national development research culture, capacity, and institution and community awareness of development issues. CDRI strongly appreciated the longstanding and valued support from Sida for CDRI's research programme and contribution to core operating costs.

CDRI's Senior Management team pays courtesy visit to new Australian Ambassador, August 2016

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) delegates, led by HE Sok Puthyvuth president of CRF, visited CDRI, August 2016

CDRI's Senior Management team pays courtesy visit to new Australian Ambassador, HE Ms Angela Corcoran, at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh. Australia has been supporting CDRI researches including capacity building, agriculture, water and education.








Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) delegates, led by HE Sok Puthyvuth president of CRF, visited CDRI on 26 August 2016 for a consultation on rice value chain and research and data availability in rice sector.

 Silk Road Forum/Madrid, Spain, October 2015





Dr Chhem Rethy, CDRI Executive Director (first, right)

CDRI’s Executive Director attended the opening ceremony of the Silk Road Think Tank Network (SILKS), of which CDRI is a founding member, at the Silk Road Forum 2015 in Madrid, Spain, on 28-29 October 2015. The Forum was co-hosted by the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council of China, the Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Spain. The purpose of SILKS is to facilitate exchange between think tanks and foster mutual understanding and joint research on development opportunities within and across countries and regions along the Silk Road. The aim is to unite institutions, promote commerce and build a high-level communication platform.  

CDRI’s 25th Anniversary: Essay Competition Award Ceremony
The year 2015 marks CDRI’s 25th anniversary (
read more). As part of the celebrations, CDRI organised a national essay writing competition. The winning entries were announced at a special event held to celebrate CDRI’s 26th anniversary on 3 December 2015. First prize went to Mr Siem Pichnorak and two  second prizes went to Mr Buth Dadiya and
Miss Hol Lina.


2nd Cambodia Education Research Forum
CDRI, MOEYS and ITC, with the support of UNESCO, organised the 2nd Cambodia Education Research Forum on the theme “Science and Technology for Development” at ITC on 21-22 December 2015. For more info, contact Ms Tek Muy Tieng at CDRI. Please download Press kits: Concept Note Eng| Concept note Khm | Program Eng | Press Release Khm | Press Release Eng |



  Phnom Penh: 11 - 13 Dec 2015, the exhibition of CDRI publications at the 4th Cambodia Book Fair was a great success. We thank all visitors both adults and children) especially HE Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, HE Phoeung Sakona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport for visiting our booth this year. CDRI supports this book fair wholeheartedly as we believe that the dissemination of a reading culture is essential for the building of a prosperous nation. We hope that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and our hospitality. Special thanks go to our CDRI volunteer staff whose contribution guarantees the success of our participation in this important event. Read in Khmer....

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