Project Experience

Economic and Policy Research Projects Economic and Policy Research Projects

Asian Development Bank

Study of the Belt and Road Initiative - Regional Cooperation Specialist (Cambodia)

What I Did

to produce a research paper and recommendations to inform future policy dialogue on alignment of the BRI with Cambodia’s national development strategies and optimize its use as an investment tool to accelerate regional economic growth. The performing activities include assessment of selected BRI-linked projects in Cambodia and help advise on how China can best engage with the country to optimize the BRI’s impact as an RCI initiative.

Asian Development Bank

Cambodia Private Sector Assessment

What I Did

I analysed the latest national macroeconomic data, World Bank Doing Business and Enterprise Surveys data, and assessed the updated tax and business registration system of Cambodia.

Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Commerce

FDI Case Studies for Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018

What I Did

I selected case study subjects, conducted expert interviews, drafted case studies report which would serve as a part of Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018.

Asian Development Bank

Agricultural Production and Markets Specialist

What I Did

I conducted secondary research, led interviews with key stakeholders, for this ADB Technical Assistance in the area of diversifying Cambodia’s agri-processing, with particular emphasis on Fish, Rice and Cassava.

ADB/ILO

Improving Employment Outcome for Cambodian MSMEs

What I Did

I conducted desk and field research, statistical analysis and brainstormed recommendation.

JICA

Improving TVET Quality to Meet the Needs of Industries

What I Did

I designed and facilitated a survey of non-Japanese businesses (45 in all) in manufacturing and processing sectors including assemblers and parts suppliers, engineering, construction, textile & garment, among others; conducted 4 in-depth interviews with business owners, and developed a final report in English and Khmer of the survey findings and recommendations.

Plan International

Evaluation of Early Childhood Care and Development Projects

What I Did

I conducted data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of ECCD projects in Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum and Ratanak Kiri, using pre-established baseline monitoring tools to provide comparison rates across the outlined OECD/DAC evaluation criteria.

Cardno Emerging Markets

Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program Phase II (CAVAC2)

What I Did

I conducted 15 interviews with selected agro-processors and conducted desk research on policy and regulatory environment to provide an overview of the current agro-processing industry in Cambodia.

Cardno Emerging Markets

Study on Tax Exemption for Agriculgural Machinery Spare Parts

What I Did

I led and managed a project team to conduct a study for agricultural machinery spare parts for Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program Phase II (CAVAC), by working closely with Department of Agricultural Engineering and a number of agricultural machinery importing companies, to develop a report for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; requesting the government's consideration on tax exemption on agricultural machinery spare parts which CAVAC believe will benefit the end users (smallholder farmers).

Global Green Growth Institute

Cambodia Green Urban Development Program

What I Did

I led secondary research on regulatory documents and data and conducted interviews with government bodies and SMEs for a pre-feasibility study for the establishment of an SME Fund, to promote investment in energy efficient and clean production.

A Multinational Company

Solar Energy Market Entry Study

What I Did

I conducted secondary research on electricity tariff, electricity development plan and other regulatory documents and conducted interviews with government bodies including Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) and Renewable Energy Department of Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation Projects Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation Projects

World Bank

Cambodia’s Single Window Preparation Technical Assistance Project

What I Did

I conducted extensive primary and secondary research on trade policies and customs clearance procedures across many Cambodian government ministries and departments and border agencies, led government stakeholder engagement to conduct business process mapping of their trade-related processes, took a significant role in business process streamlining, led workshop arrangement and participate in workshops as part of the presentation team, assisted the international expert as 'domain expert translator' from time to time in stakeholder meetings and in researching documentation, and developed documentation on Service Level Agreement (SLA).

World Bank

Documentation on Import and Export Procedures of Cambodia for National Trade Repository

What I Did

I worked directly with 12 government ministries and their departments to review their trade-related regulatory documents and processes and produced 46 trade process mapping documentation which would later serve as core contents for the Cambodian National Trade Repository database. The website: http://www.cambodiantr.gov.kh/, hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance on behalf of all line Ministries and Institutions, now provides public access to all necessary trade information, including customs permits and duties and trade regulatory procedures and documentation requirements among others.

World Bank

Time Release Study (TRS) for Lao Customs Department (LCD)

What I Did

I reviewed and analysed data collected by the local project team to map the customs processes and analyzed the time intervals at each Laos custom checkpoint in order to assess efficiencies and delays in the process.

ICTSD

A Study on Constraints to Services Export in Cambodia

What I Did

I worked with an international consultant to conduct desk research and over 20 in-depth interviews with businesses and business organizations in an assessment of Cambodia’s services exports and in particular constraints faced by the country’s service exporters.

GIZ

Labour market and needs assessments and landscape review on implementing MRAs in Cambodia

What I Did

I led team to conduct primary and secondary research on skilled-labour market and education, led consultation with stakeholders including government bodies, industry associations and private sector, and conducted regulatory assessment of the implementation of the MRA for tourism and nursing professionals in Cambodia.

MIS Development and Capacity Building Projects MIS Development and Capacity Building Projects

Winrock International

Consultancy for developing a management system for implementing the Guidelines on Forms and Procedures for Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking for Appropriate Service Provision

What I Did

I led and managed the project, conducted situational analysis to identify challenges and solutions to ensure data sharing and data integrity, reviewed as-is and streamlined the business processes, conducted requirements analysis, and proposed a system design for the future MIS build to be owned and operated by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, with roles and responsibilities for victim identification and service provision, as per endorsed policies.

World Bank

Capacity building and establishment of monitoring system for water operators in Cambodia

What I Did

I assessed institutional capacity of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) and its provincial departments and the existing reporting data flow, defined and developed a monitoring framework for the monitoring system, conducted business process and user requirement analysis, developed design of the system functional specification, developed training materials, led system rollout activities and served as lead trainer to users including staffs of MIH and Provincial Department of Industry and Handicraft, Cambodian Water Association (CWA), and both public and private operators across the country.

I also led the 2nd phase project to enhance the system, incorporating the water supplier licensing scheme management.

World Bank

Capacity building and enhancement of monitoring system for water operators in Cambodia

What I Did

This project aims to enhance the existing system by fine-tuning existing and adding new features, specifically the water sector licensing scheme management.  I designed and developed an assessment tool, conduct needs assessment, reviewed an analyzed business process of water operator licensing scheme management and reporting workflows, conducted requirements analysis, and produced design and user requirement specification for the enhanced system. 

General Inspectorate Department, MEF

Consultant to Develop Financial Inspection Database Management System

What I Did

I led and managed the project, reviewed the as-is and redesigned the to-be business processes, conducted requirements analysis, managed the product delivery and led system roll-out activities including training on system usage.

Business Strategy Development and Financial Planning Projects Business Strategy Development and Financial Planning Projects

A Cambodian Conglomerate

Road Maintenance Cost Model

What I Did

I developed a cost model to support Cambodia's conglomerate, AZ Investment, in making pricing and subcontracting decision regarding their newly acquired paving equipment.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Orthopaedic Component Factory (OCF) Business Transformation

What I Did

I developed financial model and supported team in preparing business plan, and provided coaching to the factory’s governing body, the Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF), on how to use the financial model to conduct financial projections, initial and ongoing capital investment requirements, NPV and payback, and scenario and sensitivity analysis.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Orthopaedic Component Factory (OCF): Cost per Component Study

What I Did

Until 2015, ICRC contributes funds directly to OCF and involves in OCF management, so to support OCF in producing and supplying their products free of charge to 11 Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs) nationwide. Starting from 2016, ICRC decided to move from a funder to a client / buyer relationship with the OCF, meaning that OCF will produce and sell their products at a price (cost of production + profit margin) to the Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs) nationwide as well as other potential buyers domestically and regionally.

Together with my team, we developed a financial model that helps OCF determine the production costs; OCF and the Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF), the public body governing the factory, can can use the model as a referential tool to guide future strategic decisions – particularly on per component pricing decision and budget planning.