Twenty-three civil servants were awarded masters of science in financial economics
degrees from the University of London at a ceremony on June 12 at the Cambodian Development
Resource Institute (CDRI).
The graduates were the first in a special program designed by CDRI and supported
by SIDA whereby selected students were released half time from their workplace to
participate in studies conducted at CDRI. Students were supported by tutors with
texts and support materials sent to Cambodia from the University of London. The aim
of the program was to keep talented civil servants on the job while strengthening
their skills and knowledge through advanced studies.
Program participants came from the ministries of finance, planning, commerce, and
agriculture; the Council for the Development of Cambodia; the national bank; and