Volume 1

Chapter

5

Regional Economic Integration

Author SOK Kha explores the future of regional economic integration in chapter five and the potential in Cambodia’s increased integration within the global value chain as the kingdom continues its economic growth and development. Rooted in the strategic advantage of its Southeast Asian location, the chapter covers the importance of liberalizing trade and market access, and the subsequent role of investment in securing a more dynamic and capable nation. In addition, the role of human capital improvement is discussed as a means of ensuring a sustainable, adaptive, and innovative economy.

About the Author

SOK Kha

SOK Kha is a development consultant and researcher, and trade facilitation advisor for ASEAN–EU project ARISE Plus. He has a Master’s degree and Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Program in Economics, from Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include trade policy, trade facilitation, and regional cooperation mechanism in the Mekong Subregion and Southeast Asia.