Research, Policy Dialogue and Capacity Building Programme on TVET

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Project Description
Cambodia has achieved strong growth in the past two decades, and the country has graduated to lower-middle-income status with a per capita income of about USD1,215 (2015). A feat that neighbouring Vietnam achieved in 2010 and Laos in 2011. Building on this achievement, Cambodia aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050. In this regard, CDRI, in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), proposes to develop a 3.5-year Research, Policy Dialogue and Capacity Building Program on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 2017-2020. This proposal aims to guide the direction and priority areas for the 3.5-year program and partnership through a desk review, survey studies, capacity development, policy engagement and dissemination with all relevant stakeholders. The aim of the program is to support the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), and other government institutions (currently 14 ministries are involved in the delivery of TVET), private sector, civil society and other key relevant stakeholders in addressing skills development for young women and men, particularly the issues of labour skills gaps, productivity and competitiveness. 

Project Objective
  • To produce rigorous policy-relevant research.
  • To contribute to evidence-based reforms at key institutions (such as MLVT, MOT and MOEYS) and government agencies more broadly. 
  • To provide capacity development programs for researchers at CDRI and its partner institutions.

Start Date : 03-Jan-2017
End Date : 01-Mar-2020




International Publications

The Effects of International Experience on Self-Perceived Employability among Cambodian Students in China

International Publications

Vocational Education and Training in Cambodia

International Publications

Are Higher Ability Garment Workers More Likely to Participate in Industrial Skills Training in Cambodia?

International Publications

Blurred Identities: The Hybridisation of Post-secondary Education and Training in Cambodia

Edited Books

Cambodian Post-Secondary Education and Training in the Global Knowledge Societies

Cambodia Development Review 25 - 3

The Digitalisation Sphere: Where Does TVET in the North-Eastern Cambodia Stand?

Working Papers 130

Permeability in Cambodian Post-secondary Education and Training: A Growing Convergence

Working Papers 126

What Skills Training Do Cambodian Garment Workers Need?

Cambodia Development Review 25 - 1

No Place Like Home: The Cambodian Garment Workers’ Perspective on Their Skills Development Needs

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