About the Cambodia Urban Database

The Cambodia Urban Database was created to provide researchers and practitioners with a one-stop repository of resources on urban topics in Cambodia. As Cambodia’s urban areas rapidly grow and transform, high-quality research and data on the topic is critical to improving knowledge and policy-making – and so is making that research and data accessible to the public.

This database compiles all kinds of data – from quantitative data to research publications to images – in order to aid research and learning amongst students, researchers, and others interested in the topic; help illuminate the gaps in knowledge; and contribute to building a community of scholarship on Cambodian urban studies.

We hope to actively update and continue expanding this database over time. Please reach out if you would like to share materials for inclusion in the database, or if you would like to contribute to the growth of this valuable resource as a donor, partner, or volunteer.

About the Center for Khmer Studies

Cambodia Urban Database was created by the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS). The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) promotes research, teaching and public service in the social sciences, arts and humanities in Cambodia and the Mekong region.

CKS seeks to:

  • Promote research and international scholarly exchange by programs that increase understanding of Cambodia and its region
  • Strengthen Cambodia’s cultural and educational structures and integrate Cambodian scholars in regional and international exchange
  • Promote a vigorous civil society

CKS is a private American Overseas Research Center supported by a consortium of educational institutions, scholars and individuals. It is incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA. It receives partial support for overhead and American fellowships from the US Government. Its programs are privately funded.

CKS is the first member institution of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) in Southeast Asia.

GET IN TOUCH: We welcome your feedback and would love to hear how you have used the database in your work or studies. We look forward to hearing from you through the contact form below!


Donors and Partners

The Cambodia Urban Database was made possible with funding from the Australian Government through The Asia Foundation’s Ponlok Chomnes Program.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, its work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

In partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Asia Foundation is implementing Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia—a three-year initiative (2019-2022)—to strengthen the capacity of knowledge sector institutions to undertake quality research that informs public policy analysis and dialogue in Cambodia.



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