Since its return to a market-oriented economy in 1989, Cambodia has pursued policies and reforms to integrate itself into regional and global value chains by modernising its industrial structure.
Cambodia is facing complex structural challenge to deal with land disputes. As the economy grows with high influx of capital investment ready to rip benefit from speculation and structural weaknesses of the land management system, tackling the land issues is becoming even more difficult.
Sim Vireak is Strategic Advisor to the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) based in Phnom Penh.
The failure of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh in July 2012 has been constantly used to build the misleading narrative that Cambodia is China’s ‘de facto proxy’ in Southeast Asia and an ASEAN spoiler. Moreover, It is widely reported that Chinese largesse has irreversibly pushed Phnom Penh into Beijing’s orbit.
Cheunboran Chanborey is a Member of Board of Directors, Asian Vision Institute.
Cambodia is one of the key beneficiaries of the Belt and Road Initiative for International Cooperation (BRI). Participating in the BRI has proved to be beneficial for Cambodia in terms of increasing Chinese foreign direct investment and tourists...
Dr Keo Piseth is director of Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS), Asian Vision Institute (AVI).
President Xi Jinping’s announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 was widely welcomed by many Asian countries. Studies suggest that there is a significant need of infrastructure development across Asia, including Southeast Asia.
Cheunboran Chanborey is senior fellow and member of Board of Directors of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI).
The questions of what benefits China’s Digital Silk Road architecture will bring to Cambodia and what Cambodia needs to do to take full advantages of it are central to the understanding of the management and governance of a digital economy.
Dr Kimlong Chheng is director of the Centre for Governance Innovation and Democracy at the Phnom Penh-based Asian Vision Institute.