Cambodia Development Research Institute

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Cambodia Development Research Institute

"As an independent Cambodian development policy research institute, the mission of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) is to contribute to Cambodia's sustainable development and the well-being of its people through the generation of high quality policy-relevant development research, knowledge dissemination and capacity building.

"CDRI works to achieve this mission in partnership with Cambodian public institutions and civil society, and their regional and international development partners, with respect for the capacity of the Cambodian people and their institutions, for the value of local knowledge and experience, and for Cambodia' history and culture." [1]

Senior Appointments

"Dr Hossein Jalilian was appointed director of research from April 2007. Dr Jalilian is an accomplished development economist with a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is currently a senior lecturer at Bradford University and course director and doctoral programme coordinator for various British universities. Over the years, Dr Jalilian undertook development and economic planning consultancies in Malaysia, Nigeria, Mozambique, China, Vietnam and Tanzania and was visiting scholar at the ADB Institute in Japan. He has authored a range of books and articles on development, governance and investment issues.

"Mr Ung Sirn Lee was appointed director of operations from 26 March 2007. He holds qualifications in finance and in business administration. Mr Ung Sirn Lee has some 15 years of experience as finance and administration manager, operations manager and consultant with organisations such as UNDP, NAA, World Fish Centre and the EU. Mr Ung Sirn Lee's appointment signifies the long-planned Cambodianisation of this position.

"Dr Brett Ballard assumed a new role as CDRI's senior research adviser with effect from April 2007." [2]

International Partners

Accessed September 2007: [3]

International Development Agencies

Other International Partners

  • Access Global Online Research in Agriculture
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • Stockholm School of Asian Studies
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Mission, Cambodia Development Research Institute, accessed September 27, 2007.
  2. Goverance, Cambodia Development Research Institute, accessed September 27, 2007.
  3. Our Partners, Cambodia Development Research Institute, accessed September 27, 2007.