MUTH Sumontheany

Research Associate

Muth Sumontheany is a research associate at the Centre for Development Economics and Trade (CDET). She graduated with a master's of Applied Econometrics from the University of Lille, France in 2021. Her fields of research interest include poverty, inequality, financial inclusion, and private sector development.

Email : sumontheany.muth@cdri.org.kh


MUTH Sumontheany


Research Reports

The majority of businesses in Cambodia are micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which account for 99.9 percent of all businesses and a sizable portion of employment in the private sector. The adoption of digital technology (DT) among Cambodian MSMEs is still uneven and relatively low, despite the fact that it has become an essenti...


The assessment of the development potential of inward FDI (IFDI), and its complementarity with outward FDI (OFDI), in terms of creation/destruction and specialisation/diversification of national, regional and local economic activities, sectors and functions, employment, skills and innovation is all the more urgent to enhance the understanding o...


Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) often face challenges in utilizing digital technologies despite the vital roles of these technologies in business development. In particular, female-led MSMEs are less likely to use digital technologies. Previous studies have identified several barriers to digital technology adoption such as poor i...


Inspired by the high and sustained economic growth of the past decades that lifted disposable income and pulled millions of people out of poverty, the Cambodian government has set its ambitious target of becoming an upper middle-income country by 2030 and further a high-income country by 2050. This aspiration terms as ‘Cambodia’s Vision 2030’...


The innovation and entrepreneurial activities have multiplied recently, with many new companies emerging in various industries. However, start-ups face many challenges, such as access to talent, idea, markets, and funding. Creating new idea or launching business is essential to have partners that can stimulate their thoughts and elevate both ca...


Digital technologies have evolved at breakneck speed and spread, changing not only the digital ecosystem but also the way economy, trade and business are functioning. Massive digital transformation and its associated broad benefits for development have prompted most countries to embrace digital technology and incorporate it into their economic deve...