VEUNG Naron

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Mr Veung Naron has joined CDRI as a PhD scholarship awardee under the “Skills for Industry” project since mid-2018. He is involved in conducting a firm-level survey and in-depth interviews as well as writing reports for this project, focusing on the garment, food processing and electrical and electronic sector. He is currently doing his third year of PhD degree at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. In 2015, he obtained his master degree in International Development from the Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan. His research interests include skill training, skill development, curriculum design and development, job market intermediaries, youth employment, and TVET quality improvement.

Email : naron@cdri.org.kh


VEUNG Naron


Working Paper 131

Industrial development is central to Cambodia’s economic development as it plans to upgrade the country’s status to an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and to a high-income country by 2050. Equipping the workforce with the skills and competencies that match industrial needs requires a great deal of continuous efforts and resources. In this regar...

Policy Brief

Cambodia’s manufacturing industries are experiencing a shortage of skilled labour, especially at the high and mid-skill levels. In the three industrial sectors discussed here, most companies hire low-skilled and low-educated workers who do not have formal vocational skills development (VSD) qualifications. They believe that good quality, industry-s...

Working Paper 122

In recognition of the importance of a well-trained workforce for socioeconomic development, the Rectangular Strategy Phase IV has put human resource development at the forefront of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC’s) development priorities (RGC 2018). The Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-2025 was adopted as a guide to advance Cambodi...

Policy Brief

More than two thirds of Cambodia’s manufacturing companies have experienced growth and transformation over the past five years. This increase in complexity and sophistication requires high-skilled workers and vocational skills development (VSD) programmes play important roles in the transformation of companies in Cambodia. Pre-employment VSD progra...


Over the last 20 years, the Kingdom of Cambodia has made remarkable progress in creating an enabling environment for business and investment, making the country favourable for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region and creating commercial and export opportunities for local businesses. With this favourable business environment, Cambodia achie...


The project is implemented in two phases. Phase 1 focuses on the demand side of the labour market in garments, electronic and electrical assembly, and food processing industries. It aims at understanding the linkages between company growth and transformation as well as vocational skills development. Phase 2 is devoted to studying on the supply...