Between 2019 and 2023, Ponlok Chomnes I accomplished the following achievements:

Our partners


Areas of research


  • Urban Studies, Economic Development
  • Agriculture
  • The Introduction of Private Sector’s Pension Scheme in Cambodia: Readiness and Its Impact on Social Welfare
  • Exploring the Social-wellbeing of Migration and Families on the Cambodian-Thai Border in Period of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Entrepreneurship

Public Service Delivery

  • Local Government and Private Sector Partnership for Service Delivery: The Case of Clean Water Supply in Cambodia
  • Social Inclusion in Commune Investment Program (CIP)
  • The ICT Challenges of Including the Voices of Marginalized Citizens in Democratic Decision‐making Processes in Cambodia Arising from COVID‐19 Conditions in the Country

Youth & Vulnerable Groups

  • The Impacts of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities, Indigenous People, Child Protection, Women
  • Youth Volunteerism, Digital Literacy and Community Development: The Case of the Volunteering for My Community (VMC) Program in Cambodia
  • Vulnerable Youth in Cambodia: A Community Based Action Research to Take Response and Recovery Actions


  • Higher education
  • Learning Challenges of Students at Primary School and the Impact of School Dropouts in Kratie Province
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Mentoring
  • Capacity Building for Young Researchers


  • Towards More Inclusive Tourism: An Examination of Tourism Development in Siem Reap
  • Resilience and Recovery Among Workers in Cambodia’s Hotel Sector

Foreign Policy

  • Foreign Policy, International Relations, Regional Issues, ASEAN

Online presence


  • 28 policy talks
  • 4 networking events
  • 4 provincial and national policy forum


  • 4 diagnostic studies to understand Cambodia’s knowledge sector
  • 4 Ponlok Chomnes provincial and national policy forum booklet
  • 102 research by the Ponlok Chomnes I’s partners