This research aims to identify the socio-cultural and structural factors that promote, demotivate, or prevent young women from engaging and furthering themselves in careers in tech and what young women want to be made available to them. Qualitative data was collected through a series of in depth interviews with stakeholders, comprised of Cambodian male and female tech leaders, civil society organizations and young women currently enrolled in tech studies, as well as focus group discussions with school age girls involved in the Technovation program. All described the importance of developing an interest for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at an early age.

This research identifies and maps actors that provide tech innovation support programs, services, and supplies to spur the creation and scale-up of technology-enabled solutions for both social innovation and private ventures. It analyzes the changes in the tech innovation landscape in Phnom Penh since 2013 including new entrants, significant factors that have contributed to the growth, funding mechanisms, popular modalities, and programs.

This study aims to capture the best practices, successes, challenges, lessons learned of the design and development of the Technology for Education Systems Transformation (TEST) project implemented by World Education Cambodia. The study also illustrates the significance of putting users at the core of project design, developing prototypes to test with iterative process, deploying the solution, and scaling it to reach more beneficiaries. In addition, the case study provides a comprehensive process of using human centered design method and recommendations for development practitioners who are interested to design ICT for education project in Cambodia.

DI worked with CCC to build a stronger understanding of how Cambodian CSOs operate through a process we’re calling Member Insights. What is Member Insights? It’s a modified version of DAI Digital Insights design research method that focuses on member CSOs in the CCC network. Just as Digital Insights is the first step in a process to design digital tools and engagement methods for individuals, Member Insights is the first step in a process to design improved engagement and training programs for organizations. It is a rapid, inexpensive research method designed to highlight how organizations use technology and communicate, exploring communications as an organizational practice, focusing on which platforms are most common for internal information flows and how organizations engage external audiences such as beneficiaries, prospective beneficiaries, and the general public. In this case, the focus was Cambodian CSOs, but as a methodology, Member Insights can be applied to businesses, governmental units, and even families. Please download the report here!

This study by Open Institute, funded by Development Innovations and The Asia Foundation, examines Cambodian phone users’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to Khmer-language typing, writing and search habits, and identifies the factors motivating them to use (or not use) Khmer script. It also attempts to identify changes and trends in the way Khmer-enabled phones are being used, including their role as a means of accessing the Internet – in particular, Facebook, the most popular social media site in Cambodia.

This study by Open Institute, funded by Development Innovations and The Asia Foundation, examines Cambodian phone users’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to Khmer-language typing, writing and search habits, and identifies the factors motivating them to use (or not use) Khmer script. It also attempts to identify changes and trends in the way Khmer-enabled phones are being used, including their role as a means of accessing the Internet – in particular, Facebook, the most popular social media site in Cambodia with over 3.4 million users as of December 2015, a 22% penetration rate.