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Essay Contest

Essay Contest

Essay Contest 150 150 Cambodia Development Center


On the verge of graduating from lower-middle-income status, Cambodia has a far-sighted focus to transform itself to be an upper-middle income country by 2030 and reach the high-income status by 2050. Therefore, the Royal Government of Cambodia has adopted a strategic vision of economic diversification, strengthening competitiveness, and promoting productivity, specified in the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015 – 2025. The bedrock of this aspiration strongly relies on youth with the right knowledge and relevant skills responsive to the need of socio-economic development and labor market. This patently indicates the indispensable interconnection between youth dynamics and robust education system in which knowledge plays both present and future roles as the most critical assets.
Given this vital role of education, discuss whether the Cambodia’s education development has been preparing youth’s potential to be ready for development agenda by 2030.

Important links:

Industrial Development Policy_EN

Industrial Development Policy_KH

National Policy on youth development_EN

Education Strategic Plan 2014-2018

Rectangular Strategy Phase 4_KH

Rectangular Strategy Phase 4_EN


  • Undergraduates or fresh graduates;
  • Cambodian nationals;


  1. English
    • Between 1000-1500 words
    • Must include an executive summary in Khmer (no more than 700 characters)
    • Font “Times New Roman”
    • Size: 12 & Line space 1.5
    • APA style referencing
  2. Khmer
    • Between 7500-10000 characters with space
    • Must include an executive summary in English (no more than 100 words)
    • Font “Khmer OS Siem Reap”
    • Size: 12 & Line space 1.15
    • Proper citation (author, name of article/book, publisher, year of publication, link**)


  1. Cover page must include name, contact number, email, name of institution
  2. Report Structure:
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion with resolutions
  3. Your paper will be invalidated if found plagiarized


Winner – prize worth of 200 USD

1st Runner up – prize worth of 150 USD

2nd Runner up – prize worth of 100 USD

Opening Date: November 8, 2018

Closing Date: December 10, 2018

Submit your application to [email protected] Subject: Applying for Essay Contest November 2018
*Attach contact, copy of Student’s ID and National ID.


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