Len Ang is a PhD student at the Department of Political and Social Change. Prior to being admitted into the PhD program, Len was a former student with a Master’s Degree of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy specialization in policy analysis at ANU. He obtained two BA programs from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a private university in Phnom Penh. He also had some extensive leadership and research learning experience from an exchange program to the US.
Len is a passionate and dedicated individual, spending his entire career after graduation to research some key development thematic areas on local politics and democratic development. He has a long vision dedicated to conducting research, intending to provide evidence-based analysis to improve and empower citizen participation in the decision-making process and policy implementation. Len believes that research has proven a significant increase in its influence on policy implementation and enhanced citizen democratic participation. Therefore, he has contributed his political views to some international publications: The Diplomat, International Policy Digest, E-international Relations, and Asian Vision Institute, and other local publication outlets. He has authored and co-authored working and policy papers for the Cambodian Development Resource Institute, the World Bank, DFIT/UNICEF, the Asian Vision Institute, Plan International, and various local organizations.
Len’s PhD thesis is on Chinese investment strategies and their impact on local governance in Cambodia. While he is studying offshore, Len is also a Research Associate at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute.