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CSIP Executive Director, Dr. Oum Sothea, Provided Presentation and Discussion in the UNDP’s Dissemination Workshop on Gender Wage Gaps in Cambodia
Thursday, 11 March 2021– CSIP Executive Director, Dr. Oum Sothea, provided the presentation and discussion in the virtual workshop on “Gender Wage Gaps in Cambodia” organized by UNDP Cambodia, on March 11, 2021.
The workshop aimed to discuss the research findings on empirical evidence on magnitude of the impact of various factors on the gender wage gaps and policy recommendations. The research was conducted by Dr. Oum Sothea, supported by UNDP Cambodia.
The presentation was followed by the panel discussion. The panelists were H.E Chea Serey, Assistant Governor and Director General of National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), H.E The Chhun Hak, Director General of Gender Equality and Economic Development of Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Eng Netra, Acting Executive Director of CDRI. Mr. Nick Beresford, Resident Representative of UNDP Cambodia, moderated the panel discussion.
Ms. Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator, provided opening remarks for the workshop and shared some key questions for the discussions. The workshop was attended by participants from government institutions, international development partners, embassies, NGOs and academic institutions.
About UNDP Cambodia
UNDP has been in Cambodia for more than 50 years now, operating from 1958 to 1975, resuming in a limited capacity in 1980 contributing to emergency relief operations, and formally establishing its offices in Phnom Penh in 1994 with the signature of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA). We are currently implementing a new Country Programme Document 2019-2023, which has been endorsed by the Letter of Agreement between the Country Office and the Royal Government of Cambodia.
UNDP aims to enhance the government’s ability to deliver public services to the population in an efficient, effective, equitable and accountable manner, to consolidate a participatory democracy with a responsible civil society and to create an enabling environment for inclusive growth, private sector development and sustainable use of natural resources. UNDP supports Cambodia to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
CSIP envisions a “Center for Research Excellence, nationally and internationally renowned to advance strategic policy towards peaceful, prosperous, and harmonious Cambodia and the region”. CSIP has a mission to “promote rigorous academic research and evidence-based policy-making process for sustainable development of Cambodia.”