Established as a non-profit organization, the Center for Strategy and Innovation Policy (CSIP) has a mission to “promote rigorous academic research and evidence-based policy-making processes for the sustainable development of Cambodia.”

CSIP has the following strategic goals:

  • Building and operating state-of-the-art macroeconomic models and forecasting
  • Developing economic indicators for policy and business strategic planning
  • Conducting and disseminating up-to-date academic and policy research
  • Building the capacity of the next generation and leading research scholars

Main Activities

CSIP strives to provide high quality research, consultation services, and products to our stakeholders and beneficiaries. Some of our main activities include:

  • Collecting comprehensive primary and secondary data
  • Publishing quarterly key socio-economic indicators and bi-annual macroeconomic updates
  • Conducting academic and policy research on topics including monetary and fiscal policy, trade, investment, finance, agriculture, industry, services, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), health, education, poverty, gender, science and technology, urban amenities and smart cities, climate change, and the environment
  • Observing mega trends, and geopolitical and security contextual changes
  • Providing policy input
  • Publishing and disseminating research products

Our work benefits a wide variety of stakeholders in Cambodia and the region, including:

  • Policy makers (Government, National Assembly, and Senate)
  • Private sector and business community
  • Development partners and foreign embassies
  • Non-government organizations
  • Academics and students

Partnership with Ponlok Chomnes

Funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through The Asia Foundation, CSIP is implementing a research project on “The Introduction of the Private Sector’s Pension Scheme in Cambodia: Readiness and Its Impact on Social Welfare.” This research aims to better understand the public’s awareness and perception of and reaction to the introduction of a pension scheme in Cambodia. It will also assess the readiness of employers and employees for the implementation of the scheme and will identify the potential challenges/burdens for employers, including the 2% to be paid by employers. Lastly, the research will provide policy options for the government to consider, which could potentially offset the cost increase for implementing the pension scheme.

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