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Call for Training Participation 

Call for Training Participation 

(Open from 1 Feb 2023, Close on 1 March 2023)!

Training on Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) Analysis and Computer General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling for Development Planning

12-14 JUNE 2023, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) and the Asian Vision Institute (AVI—Cambodia-based independent think tank), supported by the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), are conducting free academic training for young academics in Asia and the Pacific. The training will be at Angkor Paradise Hotel, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 12 till 14 June 2023.


The purpose of this training is to provide adequate knowledge on Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) analysis and Computable General Equilibrium Modelling for development planning, focusing on achieving the sustainable development goals (SGDs). This training is also to stimulate interactions and network development among participants as well as with senior academics in the region. Not only that will they be equipped with well-defined analytical methods on development planning, after graduating from this training, participants would also be provided with more knowledge about methods within regional science.


Participants are expected to attend a set of 3-day activities as follows.

      1. The one-and-a-half-day pre-conference training:
            1. 12 June 2023, 08:00am – 5:00 pm

            1. 13 June 2023, 08:00am – 12:00pm 

          1. The one-and-a-half-day conference: The 18th PRSCO Summer Institute Conference
                1. 13 June 2023, 02:00pm – 06:00pm
                2. 14 June 2023, 08:00pm – 05:00pm

          NB. Attending only some of the above activities is not permitted.

          Subjects Covered in the Training:

              • Poverty and inequality: Concepts and measurements

              • Sustainable development

              • Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for development planning

              • Introduction to the concept of computable general equilibrium (CGE)

              • Implementing a CGE using GAMS software

              • CGE for Development Planning


              Supports for the Training:

              All accepted participants will receive the training and its material for free. Four-night accommodation and lunch during the pre-conference training and conference will be provided. Registration fee to attend the conference will also be waived.

              All accepted participants, however, should cover all other costs to participate in this training and conference, such as costs of transportation to and from Siem Reap, dinner and personal spending during the training and conference.

              All accepted participants should bring their own laptop to the training. No computer facilities will be provided.

              Who can apply? 

              All early- and mid-career academics receiving their Master’s or PhD degree after 2015 are invited to apply. Female academics and those located in the lower Mekong countries are encouraged to apply. A total of 20 successful applicants will be selected to join the training program. 

              How to Apply:

              Application form can be downloaded over here ( 

              Deadline for application submission is on 1 March 2023.

              At the end of the program, a training certificate will be given by the Asian Vision Institute (AVI).

              In Partnership with
              Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) Summer Institute

              Supported by
              Regional Science Association International

              Asian Vision Institute