Angkor Research and Consulting
At Angkor Research and Consulting, we bring together international research standards with dynamic and locally knowledgeable staff to provide innovative solutions to even the most complex research questions. Our professional approach ensures that each project we undertake is done with the utmost attention to detail and accuracy. We are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients providing innovative solutions to complex research questions.
We are able to draw on the previous experiences of our staff, who have worked together for many years on projects for governments, donor agencies, bilateral organizations, international universities and NGOs including the Royal Government of Cambodia, the World Bank, the Global Fund, UN agencies (UNICEF, UNESCAP, OHCHR, FAO, UNIDO, ILO and UNFPA), the US Embassy Phnom Penh, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and various international and local NGOs among others.
The Angkor Research Philosophy
Angkor Research is committed to the highest ethical and quality control standards in all of its work. We follow international research standards, conducting rigorous and representative fieldwork, double data entry for all datasets, and meticulously verify and analyse all data.
Angkor Research is committed to the complimentary values of quality and ethical accountability, and chooses to work only with clients that also respect deontology and ethics. To protect and ensure that these standards are maintained, Angkor Research follows three steps:
- Mandatory training in research ethics and data quality for all staff, full-time and contracted;
- Internal ethical and quality reviews, following internationally accepted guidelines;
- National government approval for all full research projects involving human subjects.
Angkor Research has a zero-tolerance policy toward negligence, research misconduct and personal misbehaviour for all Angkor Research staff and contractors. All staff who work with Angkor Research and Consulting, whether permanent, contracted, or seconded, read, agree and sign the Angkor Research Ethical Policy and Guidelines. The main points of the ethical policy are:
- Respect for respondents and community sensitivities
- Informed consent from all respondents
- Confidentiality of all interviews and data
- Fair compensation for survey participation
- Equitable selection of respondents
- Dissemination of survey results.
Angkor Research is run by our bilingual Founder and CTO – Ian Ramage and our Director – Janis Koknevics. With a dynamic team of Cambodian and international staff, this unique arrangement gives Angkor Research expertise in both international-standard research methods and procedures, and application of these methods to the Cambodian sociocultural context.
Chief Technical Officer (CTO) & Founder
The Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Angkor Research and Consulting, Ian has been managing and conducting research projects in Cambodia since moving here from his native Australia in 1999, with a primary interest in social research and impact evaluations. For the past 20+ years living here, he has conducted over 350 research projects, including over 50 large-scale household surveys and impact evaluations. This research has covered a range of fields including public health, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, energy and environment, agriculture, gender, microfinance and socioeconomics, development, and media/communications. The findings of these projects have been used by a wide range of clients including government ministries, multilateral and bilateral donors, and local and international NGOs, and disseminated publicly in conferences, independent publications, and peer-reviewed journals. In his native country of Australia, he also conducted research through his work in juvenile detention centres in New South Wales and assisted in the establishment of new government policies on juvenile justice. He received his Master of Science from the University of Wollongong, Australia, and is fluent in both English and Khmer.
The Director of Angkor Research, Janis Koknevics, Latvian, is responsible for managing the company, it’s support functions and teams. Janis is committed to providing professional support and guidance to ensure Angkor’s continued success. With an extensive track record in the private and development sectors, of which 7 years working in Cambodia, Janis has extensive experience in project, financial, communication, marketing, and research sector project management for multinationals, embassies, chambers of commerce, multilateral and bilateral donors, and local and international NGOs.
Kimhorth helped establish Angkor Research in 2013 and is our Fieldwork Director and senior Research Supervisor. With over 17 years of experience conducting research in Cambodia, Kimhorth has worked with Mr. Ramage on many large-scale research projects since 2004, including multi-year impact evaluations for the International Labour Organization (ILO), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Cambodia Criminal Justice Assistance Project (CCJAP; funded by AusAID), SKY micro health insurance (with the University of California, Berkeley), the World Bank and World Food Programme (WFP). He has extensive experience in field research, implementing various sample selection techniques (including EPIWalks, Kish grids, and targeted respondent selection with filter questions) and conducting quantitative and qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with diverse populations including local and national authorities, children and vulnerable groups. Kimhorth is also adept at developing, translating and pre-testing questionnaires, training field staff, logistical planning, supervising teams of editors and interviewers, cluster mapping with GPS, and international-standard anthropometry/blood-testing techniques. Kimhorth holds a degree in business management from Build Bright University (2006).
Sophea has over 14 years of experience conducting social and development research in Cambodia and has worked with the Angkor Research Director since 2008. In that time, she has been Field Supervisor on a range of projects, including the 2014 UNICEF Baseline Survey on Childhood Pneumonia, the 2014 Vulnerable Population Survey (VPS II) with the US Embassy, and the 2011-2012 World Bank/WFP Cash vs. Food Impact Evaluation. Sophea is trained in multiple interview and data collection techniques, including quantitative and qualitative techniques (including focus group discussions), and working with vulnerable populations (such as children and victims of domestic violence/rape). Her other responsibilities include implementing various sampling techniques, field staff training, logistical planning, cluster mapping with GPS, field data quality assurance measures (including spot checks and re-interviews), the use of mixed media including telephone and digital devices, and international-standard anthropometry/blood-testing techniques. Sophea is also an alumni of RUPP, graduating with a degree in sociology.
Data Quality Control Supervisor
Sinan has worked with the Angkor Research Director since 2016 and has 7+ years of experience in Data Quality Control and has been the Data QC Supervisor since 2018. She is from Phnom Penh, where she graduated with a focus in Administration and Secretary Skills from Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE). Sinan oversees our in-house data quality control, monitoring, supervising in-office QC staff, and working closely with all field teams during projects.
Research Project Manager
Romane is from the United States where he received his two Master’s Degrees in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver and in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University. He has been working in Cambodia since August 2019 and he started working with Angkor Research as a full-time staff member in early 2020. His work experience includes consultancies with UNDP, GIZ, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization of Cambodia, and an ongoing Professorship at Paññasastra University of Cambodia.
Research Project Manager
Sreymom holds a master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, UK, over 7 years’ experience in Cambodian and international research, experience with many projects using mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative), and experience with the use of multiple systems for tablet-based data collection, data management, verification, and analysis (NVivo, R and STATA). She started working at Angkor Research full-time in early 2021 and her work experience at Angkor includes consultancies with GIZ, UNESCO, Good Neighbours Cambodia among other.
Bopha has over 10 years’ experience of working with Mr. Ramage and conducting field research in Cambodia. She has worked for various research agencies since 2008, before joining the Angkor Research team full-time in 2013, and has managed field teams for a range of projects, including large-scale research projects with ILO/AFD, World Bank/World Food Programme, the US Embassy, and the Cambodia Community Justice Assistance Partnership (CCJAP). She received her degree in psychology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in 2010, and is experienced in implementing various sampling techniques, field staff training, logistical planning, quantitative and qualitative interviewing, including with vulnerable populations (such as children and victims of domestic violence/rape), cluster mapping with GPS, field data quality assurance measures (including spot checks and re-interviews), the use of mixed media including telephone and digital devices, and international-standard anthropometry/blood-testing techniques.
Sreymomhas 11 years of experience in accounting, working in the private and development sectors. She has overseen accounting for 100+ research projects in her 8 years working in the NGO and research sectors, is extensively trained in using Microsoft Office, Quick Books, Access Database, Peach Three and is trained in taxation, accounting, and legal compliance.
Kimoun has over 10 years’ experience of working for Angkor Research and conducting field research in Cambodia. She has worked for various research agencies since 2013, including Angkor Research starting off as an enumerator back in 2013, and graduating to field editor and later on as field supervisor and data quality controller. Kimoun started her full-time employment at Angkor Research in late 2021 as accounting assistant, a role that suits her perfectly, having 10+ years of research background combined with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the Royal University of Law and Economics.
IT & Network Administrator
Vengly joined Angkor Research in mid-2021 with an expertise in IT. He oversees all of Angkor’s hardware, software maintenance and upgrades, and always monitors our computer, data and network security. With a Bachelor of Science in .Net Programming, Java Programming, Computer Networks from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the role fits his interests perfectly!
Lucy joined the Angkor team in 2021. She is 9 years old, loves to chat and hangout with the team, and makes it a point to daily visit each staff to get some cuddles. As any good cat, she enjoys her long naps in between her meals.
Working at Angkor Research
At Angkor Research, we have adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy for our employees. As a condition of employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. We understand that the decision to be vaccinated is a personal one, and we respect and value individuals’ rights and opinions. However, we strongly believe that this policy is in the best interest of our employees, our project respondents, and our workplace.
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that everyone should be given equal opportunity, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, or other factors. We do not ask about these factors in interviews, do not require them to be included in CVs, and do not base our hiring decisions on them.
Currently, 55% of our full-time staff are female and project-based staff are usually at least 60% female (depending on the requirements and scope of the project). In past projects, staff with disabilities have accounted for approximately 4-5% of our project staff.
We strive to create a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Angkor Research manages and regularly updates a rich database of over 400+ staff profiles, previously employed as field enumerators, field editors, field supervisors, data encoders, translators, statisticians, and international/national expert consultants. This database is a very powerful tool, allowing Angkor Research to identify and contact the most suitable, experienced, and skilled experts for any project.
Angkor Research is willing to keep improving this registry and continuously seeks candidates with expertise in the fields the organization works in. So please send us your CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.