About the Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is a non-governmental organization based in Siem Reap, Cambodia with an office in Phnom Penh. We facilitate research, knowledge sharing and insights on topics related to Cambodia’s social, economic and cultural development. We aim to strengthen research and teaching capacities in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to Cambodia and South East Asia by working with social scientists, sociologists, urban scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, political scientists, and others.

The Center for Khmer Studies also operates a library in Siem Reap – the largest academic library in Cambodia outside of Phnom Penh. The library is home to over 19,000 items and serves as an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers from Cambodia and overseas, local students, monks, and for the general public. Learn more about the library, explore our online catalog, and visit us!

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Donors and Partners

This Urban Database was made possible with funding from The Asia Foundation through its Ponlok Chomnes initiative.

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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