Background

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit and autonomous think tank to serve public interests of Cambodia. Registered with the Ministry of Interior on 20 November 2014, CPS has been conducting studies in the areas of agriculture, land and labour, mostly on competitive bidding and grants based on competition for projects called for by government, development partners and NGOs. Some of the studies and services CPS has undertaken are for policy consideration and intervention in terms of project formulation and implementation. CPS is a valued partner and a resource to many government agencies, development partners, civil society organization (CSOs) and research institutions in Cambodia and overseas. Having passed the critical startup period of the first five years, CPS now employs 10 full time members (five female), which varies according to workload, and is governed by a Board of five directors.

CPS’s Main Activities

  • Research priority topics and issues in the agriculture, land, labour and resources sectors
  • Provide innovative and practical policy recommendations to government, private sector and civil society organizations based on research findings and objective analysis
  • Contribute to national socio-economic policy dialogues in meetings, conferences and consultations
  • Advocate and disseminate constructive and innovative ideas through both formal (publications and the media) and informal ways
  • Promote a shared country vision and values of Cambodia
  • Increase the understanding of sound public policy among stakeholders and the public.

Partnership with Ponlok Chomnes

In  partnership  with  Ponlok  Chomnes, CPS is expected to:

  • Undertake more policy-oriented research and publish reports and policy briefs that will increase knowledge products, and feed to policy and program formulation,
  • Further improve on research capacity, especially of young researchers, through various activities of technical capacity building, mentoring, and coaching in terms of soft and hard skills, and
  • Enhance organizational capacity development for better management of research staff, research undertakings and institutional development.

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