The Cambodia Development Resource Institute was established in July 1990 as an independent Cambodian institute working to support capacity development within selected government and civil society institutions. Its main areas of research focus are macro-economic policy, human resources, rural development, natural resources management, governance and peace building, and poverty monitoring and analysis.
In all its activities, the Cambodia Development Resource Institute acts from a basic respect for local capacity, emphasizing the importance of building on existing experience, working in partnership with local institutions in planning and implementing activities to ensure that they respond to real needs. CDRI's research and analysis of socio-economic and development issues form the core of training programmes, workshops, conferences and policy discussions.
The CDRI website provides detailed information on CDRI, an introduction to the work of the Centre for Peace and Development, online editions of the Cambodia Development Review and a list of CDRI Working Papers with abstracts.