Lucy Right

Former Visiting Fellow

Ms. Lucy Right is a PhD Candidate at Duke University, where her research broadly examines political institutions and civil society in hybrid regimes. Her dissertation project studies the effect of pluralism on the quality of governance and service provision in Cambodia’s commune councils from 2012 to 2017, using a combination of quasi-experimental quantitative methods and qualitative interviews. Another strain of her research looks at the effect of restrictive NGO legislation on both donor and organizational behavior, with a particular interest in the response strategies of Cambodian NGOs to restrictions on civic space. She has methodological expertise in experimental and causal methods, econometrics, survey design, and qualitative interviewing, and topical expertise in governance, local political institutions, civil society, and public service delivery in developing countries. She has previous experience in policy research and international development with the OECD, DevLab@Duke, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States

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Lucy Right

CDRI research on decentralization and local governance reform showed that over the last 20 years, elected commune/sangkat councils have become among the most trusted and respected government institutions across Cambodia. Charged with both representing the government to the people, and representing the needs and desires of their constituents to high...

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...