What We Do Overview

EIC Database and Research

» Economic Data

- Extensive data on Cambodia's economy published by government and international organisations, including economic data by provinces and by professional categories.
- The macroeconomic model, the General Equilibrium Model for Cambodia (GEMC), covering the main macroeconomic aggregates and 22 sub-sectors of the economy.
- Long-term economic outlook and projections up to 2020.

» Policy Oriented Research

- Key issues and challenges facing Cambodia since its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), ASEAN and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region.
- Assessing the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on human development in Cambodia under a regional UNDP project on Asia Trade Policy.
- Shedding light on microeconomics and infrastructure sectors which are directly affected by Cambodia's accession to the WTO. Comprehensive research in these sectors will help improve Cambodian livelihoods.
- Contributing to the formulation of the national poverty reduction policy, including the preparation of study concept papers conducted by the World Bank.
- Assessing the impact of economic development on social justice in Cambodia and assessing the role and importance of good governance for socio-economic development.
- Developing joint regional economic research, under the Mekong Economic Research Network of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Dissemination of Information and Professional Partnerships

» Accessing the EIC's Information

- Publications: EIC's publications provide the reader with a concise report of research-based economic topics combining essential data and graphs with expert analysis.
- Seminars and Conferences: The EIC's research is presented and discussed in various national and international forums encouraging proactive participation, dialogue and debate.
- Media: The national and international media are some of the main outlets for the EIC to disseminate its research findings through press releases and interviews.
- EIC Online: Updated regularly, the EIC's website provides access to its information around the clock.

Private Sector Development Service

The growing role of the private sector in achieving sustainable development and poverty alleviation is evident worldwide. EIC considers private sector development as one of the major focus areas of research and consultancy activities.

The research activities of the Private Sector Development Division (PSD) aim at promoting enterprises that drive the economic growth process and foster entrepreneurship, technological dynamism and associated productivity growth. The PSD Division identifies, formulates, organizes and carries out research activities related to private sector development. It also conducts studies on the investment climate as well as other private sector related dimensions, with a view to identifying and supporting specific investment opportunities and programs contributing to private sector development.

Macro Economic Monitoring & Forecasting (M&E) Service

Its macroeconomics and modeling capacity distinguishes EIC from other economic research organizations in Cambodia. To date, EIC is the only organization in Cambodia that possesses a Computable General Equilibrium Model, a Provincial Projection Model and a Detailed Demographic Model that can produce forecasts for the Cambodian economy for the short, medium and long term.

EIC's macroeconomics and modeling capacity also serves as a framework for sectoral and micro studies to follow, capable of taking into account the array of variables specific to the Cambodian context, such as macroeconomic supply and demand, demography, geographical inequalities, constraints to private sector growth, potential industry diversification and rural development, etc.

EIC's modeling capacity will help identify in detail the trend and the strengths and weaknesses of the Cambodian economy. With the ability to assess the economy's demand and supply, evaluate and rationalize financial needs for economic development, understand constraints and challenges facing the private sector, the institute's modeling activity will provide wide-ranging and essential economic data.

Development Projects Monitoring & Evaluation Service

The success of development policies, programs and projects depends largely on effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E). M&E plays a central role in ensuring accountability, informing decision making, and more broadly, facilitating learning. Considering its importance, a specialized division was created at EIC to conduct monitoring and evaluation studies of development projects.

The main function of this department is to design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for projects and programs and on many different sectors for diverse clients such as The World Bank, European Union, GTZ, UNDP, ADB etc.