Former Program Officer, Cambodia

Bopharath Sry formerly served as a program officer for The Asia Foundation’s Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia program. She coordinated and worked with research partners and relevant stakeholders in the knowledge sector in Cambodia. Her responsibilities included supporting partners’ research proposals and papers, facilitating the selection process of research grants, and mobilizing resources and networks to strengthen research think tanks’ technical and organizational capacities. She also contributed to monitoring, evaluation, and learning system by collecting information and analyzing. She coordinated the SheThinks Network, where female researchers meet to discuss and share their research experience and access information and mentorship.

Before joining the Foundation, Bopharath worked as a research associate in the Centre for Development Economics and Trade at Cambodia Development Resource Institute. She gained research experience and has written several publications on the socioeconomic of vulnerable populations, women in the informal economy, and labor migration. She acquired knowledge on project management through an international partnership with Zurich University of Teacher Education. She was a visiting research fellow at Japan Center for Economic Research.

Education: Bopharath graduated from The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia.