4 November 2019 | Consultation on Cambodia’s Strategic Framework for the Digital Economy

Monday 4 November 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia




Cambodia has advanced significantly in relation to the development of its digital economy, and the Royal Government of Cambodia is developing a long-term strategic framework to support it further. Digital transformation does not automatically support all members of society however, or to the same extent: complementary measures that include skills development are critical to make digital transformation work for inclusive development.

The Royal Government of Cambodia, Digital Economy Policy Working Group, in partnership with the SET programme and supported by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), are hosting a consultation on the strategic framework in Phnom Penh on 4 November 2019.

This half-day consultation will focus on the opportunities and challenges to inclusion posed by Cambodia’s transition to a digital economy, including the role that digital skills development can play in addressing these challenges. Consultation outcomes will inform the framework’s development.

The Keynote address will be presented by H.E. Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State of Ministry of Economy and Finance and Chairman of the Digital Economy Working Group. The consultation chair will be H.E. Ros Seilava, Under Secretary of State of Ministry of Economy and Finance and Deputy Chairman of the Digital Economy Working Group.

The consultation will be informed by and build on an ongoing SET study on economic transformation and the digital economy in Cambodia: For further information see:

Initial Study Scoping – https://set.odi.org/february-2019-prospects-economic-transformation-cambodia-scoping/

Study Fieldwork Report on Engagement with Government and Private Sector – https://set.odi.org/cambodia-engagement/

SET Blog ‘Trade, technology and China: opportunities or threats for Cambodia’s economic transformation? – https://set.odi.org/trade-technology-china/

For further information on the consultation, please contact Jessica Evans (jessica.evans@odi.org.uk).

Photo: Students take a computer course at the Banana Center, Cambodia. Masaru Goto/ World Bank. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.