SME Participation in the Digital Economy: Cambodia and Lao PDR


About the Webinar

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a significant presence in Southeast Asia. They account for 90% of total enterprises and about 70% of total employment in the region, respectively. A number of policies have been implemented in Southeast Asian countries to support the participation of SMEs in the digital economy. This webinar will explore the state of SMEs’ participation in the digital economy in two countries, namely, Cambodia and Lao PDR. It will examine some of the on-going challenges facing SMEs in adopting digital technologies in these two countries. The webinar will also provide policy assessments and recommendations for digital transformation of SMEs.

About the Speakers

Dr Sothea Oum is Senior National Economist and Consultant at the UNDP Cambodia. Dr Oum obtained his PhD in economics from the Monash University. He has extensive research and consulting experiences in the areas of economic development, regional integration, private sector development, small and medium enterprises and disaster management. His previous appointments include Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Education Centre at the University of Adelaide and Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

Dr Phouphet Kyophilavong is Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos. He received his PhD in Economics from the Kobe University. His research interests include macroeconomic policies, economic integration, energy, natural resources and environmental issues, and poverty. He was a Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Fellow at the Harvard University.


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Jul 15 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am

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