Cambodia Promotes Economic Literacy for Non-economists

The Royal Government of Cambodia is promoting the economic literacy for non-economists.

An 11-day workshop on the topic was conducted recently in hybrid format by professors and experts from Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU).

Over 60 participants who are officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC), officials from line-ministries, staff from various think tanks and staff and students from various institutes attended the short course organised from May 17 to 27 by the MFAIC’s National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR) with support from the Australian Government through the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) in collaboration with Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh and Australia Awards Cambodia.

Economic literacy offers people knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and evaluate different ways of thinking about the economy and develop independent ideas about how it could be organised.

According to the Australian Embassy, MAP is an AUD232 million initiative supporting countries in the Mekong subregion to strengthen economic recovery, environmental resilience and human capacity, with a particular focus on bridging the development gap between ASEAN member states.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press