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




Cambodia Development Review 24 - 3

No Dead-End Ahead: Permeability Pathways Between Tertiary Vocational Education and Training and Academic Education

Working Papers 124

Competency-Based TVET in Cambodia: Promise and Reality

Working Papers 123

Characteristics and Issues on Internship at Cambodian Private Firms: A Scoping Study

Policy Briefs 13

Industry 4.0: Prospects and Challenges for Cambodia’s Manufacturing Sector

International Publications

Correlates of STEM Major Choice: A Quantitative Look at Cambodian University Freshmen

International Publications 11 - 3

Scaling Up Social Enterprise: Predicament or Prospect in a Comparative Perspective

International Publications

The Political Economy of Primary Education Reform in Cambodia

Cambodia Development Review 23 - 1

A Review of the Development and Implementation of Competency-Based Education and Training

Cambodia Development Review 21 - 4

Contextualising the Dual Vocational Education and Training System: A Review of Approaches and Challenges

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