Research Associate

Ms. CHHAING Marong holds a master’s degree in Social Policy from Korea University, South Korea. Her master’s degree gave her an insight into the policy of Korean society, social theories and social analysis methods. She has also mastered the Korean language at level 4 as part of her master's degree. Prior to her graduated studies, she completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a general English program at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. Marong joined CDRI, the Center for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development, as an intern in July 2016. She was then selected as a research assistant for the Center for Natural Resources and Environment. She now works as a research associate for the CDRI at the same center. Her research interests include gender equality in climate change and climate change and migration. Some of her publications can be found below.

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International Publications

The escalating climate change-related disasters around the world are a serious threat to human existence and human livelihoods. Rural people living in developing countries, especially those of the poorest, are believed to be particularly vulnerable to climate change. As the number of climate change programs designed to help the poorer households ha...

Cambodia Development Review 24 - 2

This article draws on a qualitative study conducted to assess the impact of climate change programs in Cambodia, including the MRD’s pilot program in Kampong Svay district (CDRI, MRD and UNDP 2019). It summarises the main lessons learned and discusses the main factors hindering poor and vulnerable program beneficiaries from replicating demonstr...

Under Sida’s fund, the study aims to provide policy inputs into the current gender equality and climate change responses. To strengthen women’s adaptive capacity and encourage them to actively participate in decision-making processes into the process of climate change intervention, the study analyses the root causes of gender-based vulnerabili...