Australian and Chinese scholarships to Cambodia: a comparative study

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Cambodian scholarship awardees pose for photos with Chinese embassy officials and Cambodian education officials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 8, 2014 / Khmer Times

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 13 March 2019


Crawford School of Public Policy, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU


Kongkea Chhoeun


Madeleine Flint
6125 7620

There is a strong academic and policy interest in comparisons of OECD and Chinese development assistance, but few actual comparative studies. Scholarships are one of the few forms of aid favoured by both OECD donors and China and so provide a natural, but so far under-explored area for comparison.

This seminar will present findings from a PhD thesis comparing Chinese and Australian scholarships to Cambodia. Based on surveys of 1,170 future, current and past scholars to both countries, and on 36 in-depth, in-country interviews, the thesis seeks to understand the differences in the types of students selected, and the types of influence exerted by Australian and Chinese scholarships provided to Cambodia.

Kongkea Chhoeun is a PhD student at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. This is his pre-submission seminar.

Note: The room for this event will be announced closer to the date.

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