Author's note: I did promise bit coin, but there are a few unfinished businesses in the pipeline. For the next article, we will discuss Rule 70 and how to prove it mathematically. More on that later.
I have recently written about my take on science and technology and how they help bolster sustainable development in developing nations like Cambodia. This was later modified and used in a presentation in a discussion forum. The points made are mostly basic and intuitive to accommodate a large audience of various backgrounds. There are a lot more missing, a lot more to discuss.
Phew! It's been more than a month already since the last post! I got lazy!
Well, to continue from where we left off... in the first part of our article, we discussed about the two primary barriers, resource constraints and human factors, which have led to various forms of challenges, short- and long- term, within the realm of development. We went on to dissect the development constraints into smaller, more digestible pieces, as the followings:
Inflexible public institutional structure
Ineffective means of capacity building
Experience from one country does not necessarily carry over to the next due to the distinct local characte...
Note that this article was written based on the author's own experience and perception after having been, (though I dare not say "extensively") somewhat involved in two main development areas in Cambodia: Climate Change and Gender. To be specific, what I am going to tell you will be based on my observation from direct and indirect contacts (lots of structured interviews and conversations) with ministries, development partners, NGOs and private sectors. Enjoy.
Seeing that the 2015 ASEAN Economic Integration is imminent, I can see (with my 6th sense) that all eyes are cast over the agenda, the proposed changes, and the pros and cons of the more intimate regional cooperation. With great outcomes anticipated, we all can feel the excitement and the impatience of people all across the ASEAN community. While this spirit is vital in bringing forth success of the regional effort, I str...
Sangkran has just passed, but its scent seems to linger on. Since I am from South-east Asia myself, it is a given that I am looking for something to write about this festive event. Then, I found my old article posted around this time of the year in 2014. Though time is moving forward, the contents certainly do not vary much. So, I figured I have the option to copy paste my article from last year; in other words, reposting it. However, considering the fact that I am such a nice person, I have reviewed and made some changes as see fit to give a bit of a fresh look to the article.
*Note: If you hate reading facts, then jump right into the story. I have already marked it for you. I, however, encourage you to read everything if you are not a Cambodian or Laotian or Thai who shares similar tradition, culture and religious belief. Very useful information provided.
Never before have I been so fascinated by Economics. Writing this article is the only way I can think of to express my impression on an awesome story I had the opportunity to witness with my own four eyes. The story I am going to tell you is about the birth of a small market economy driven by the laws of supply and demand coupled with the aligned incentives of different economic agents.
Let me start by giving you a bit of an overview of Cambodia and poverty within this country.