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NUM, CEA, CSIP and IFPRI organize Virtual Workshop on “COVID-19 and Economic Recovery Measures in Cambodia: Impacts on Growth, Employment and Poverty”
Thursday, 23 December 2021– NUM, CEA, CSIP and IFPRI jointly organized the virtual workshop on “COVID-19 and Economic Recovery Measures in Cambodia: Impacts on Growth, Employment and Poverty”. The workshop was attended by about 50 senior officials, economists, development professionals, academia and researchers from the government institutions, CEA, research institutes, universities and development partners.
The workshop aims to share the knowledge on an economywide SAM multiplier model, developed by IFPRI with Cambodia’s research support. The standardized structures of the SAM and the model are adapted to Cambodia’s unique situation. The model is used to capture economywide effects of COVID-19 and the government stimulus strategy and policy responses on Cambodia’s economy and household livelihoods. More emphasis will be given to the situation in 2021 when the government economic recovery measures are expected to mitigate the negative shocks of on-going global pandemic of COVID-19.
The primary findings of the research were presented, and feedbacks and comments were received from the participants. The panel discussions were joined by H.E Huot Pum, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Deputy Secretary General, General Secretariat of Committee on Economic and Financial Policy, Mr. Poliveth Lao, Deputy Director, Department of Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mr. Angga Pradesha and Ms. Xinshen Diao, IFPRI.
The workshop was moderated by Dr. Oum Sothea, Chairman of Board of CEA and Executive Director of CSIP. The welcome remarks were provided by H.E. Dr. Chea Serey, President of Cambodian Economic Association /Director General of Banking Directorate of the National Bank of Cambodia, Dr. Ly Sokheng, Vice-Rector of NUM, and Dr. Xinshen Diao, Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
About National University of Management (NUM)
NUM is one of the leading public universities in Cambodia and is conveniently located in the city center of Phnom Penh. NUM’s vision statement is “Excellence in Academics.” This vision represents MUN’s strong commitment to the importance of quality-based education and research which will help to facilitate country’s transition to a knowledge-based society.
About Cambodian Economic Association (CEA)
CEA aims contribute to Cambodia’s sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through publishing and disseminating studies and researches, encouraging debates, building capacity of future generations of economists and development analysts and providing evidence-based recommendations on socioeconomic issues. CEA is a professional not-for-profit, non-religious and independent non-governmental entity that does not serve any political party, but seeks collaboration and cooperation with and support of relevant institutions.
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.”
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.