Dr VEN Seyhah

Former Research Fellow

Dr VEN Seyhah holds a Master degree and PhD in International Development Studies from Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan. Currently, he is a research fellow in the Centre for Development Economics and Trade of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). Dr Seyhah Ven has extensively led and involved in research projects related to macroeconomic issues, including, but not limited to, skills for industry, industrial development, and economic integration and trade, and socio-economic survey. He has published several articles and book chapters in CDRI working papers and in international academic journals. He has strong skills in quantitative data analysis using R, STATA, and GAMS. His research fields of interests include labour economics, trade and industry, impact evaluation (causal inference) and data science in R.

Email : seyhah@cdri.org.kh

VEN Seyhah

Research Report

The study assesses current and future demand for and supply of digital and ICT skills and investigates the challenges firms of all sizes, universities, and TVET institutions face in preparing themselves and their students for digital technology adoption under the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). A mixed-methods approach of quant...

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...

Working Paper 119

This paper maps Cambodia’s participation in Electronic and Electrical (E&E) value chains using trade statistics. It also conducts SWOT analysis based on both qualitative and quantitative data from a E&E firm survey, from which three major conclusions are drawn. This paper argues that E&E production in Cambodia has expanded rapidly with countries in...

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...

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