Dr. Phanhpakit ONPHANHDALA

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Born in August 22, 1979, Lao PDR

Language: English, Japanese, and Lao (Mother tongue)

Contact: Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute, National Univeristy of Laos (NUOL). 
P.O.Box 7322, Dongdok Campus,

Contact info.

Home number: +856-20 5599 4254

Mobile: +856-20 5599 4254

Email: o.phanhpakit@gmail.com

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Education

March 2003:  B.A. in Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

March 2005:  M.A. in International Development Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

March 2008:  Ph.D. in Economics, Kobe University, Japan.

Professions

July 2015 to Present:                    Deputy Director, Laos-Japan Human Resource Development, NUOL

May 2012 to July 2015:                Head of Graduate Division, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, NUOL

April 2011 to April 2012:             Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, NUOL

April 2008 to March 2011:           Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Development Studies, Kobe University, Japan

Visiting Works:

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Research Activities (24 Projects):

Mar 2018–Mar 2019: Member to “A Study on the Implementation and Development of the WTO TFA in CLMVT Countries”. International Institute for Trade and Development-Thammasat Business School.

FY2016-2017: Member to “Services Liberalization in ASEAN: FDI in Logistics Sector”. ISEAS-National University of Singapore.

FY2015-2016: Member to “Energy Poverty and Small Scale Renewable Energy in ASEAN”, Chulalongkorn University, NUPI and LIPI.

FY2015-2016: Leading Research to “CIS Basic”, Asia Pacific Education Network, JAIF Project.

FY2016-2017: Member to “Aid Effectiveness in Laos by Chinese Governments”. China Research Center, National University of Laos.

FY2015-2016: Leading Research to “Aid Coordination in Education Sector in Laos by TICA”. Network for International Development Cooperation.

FY2015-2017: Co-Leading Research to “Macroeconomic and Environmental Implications of Hydro-Power Development in Lao PDR”, Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative, with USAID, Fulbright and Harvard Kennedy School. 

FY2015-2016: Member to “Sub-regional Development in Lower Mekong Region” by Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO and ERIA.

FY2015-2016: Member to “Cross-border Contract Farming along the Economic Corridors in CLMV countries”, Mekong Institute, KhonKaen University and Government of New Zealand.

FY2014-2016: Member to “Inclusive Development and Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the Great Mekong Sub-regions”, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

FY2014-2015: Member to “Assessments of Enterprises in Lao PDR on the Effectiveness of Preferential Trade Utilization”, Economic Research Institute of Trade, Lao PDR supported by the World Bank.

FY2014-2015: Member to “The Korean-ASEAN Project on Labour and Productivity”, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Government of Republic of Korea.

FY2013-2014: Project Leader to “Sustainable Economic Development Strategy for Lao PDR.” The Party Central Committee’s Propaganda and Training Board, Government of Lao PDR.

FY2013-2016: Member to “Establishing Sustainable Agriculture Development in Lao PDR”, National Social Science Academy. Research Grand by the Government of Lao PDR.

FY2013-2016: Member to “Establishing Socialism-oriented Market Economy in Lao PDR ”, National Social Science Academy. Research Grand by the Government of Lao PDR.

April 2013 to March 2016: Member to “Formation of International Education Support to Migrant Children into Thailand”, JSPS Grant-in-aid, Scientific Research C.

March 2012 to September 2013: Project Leader to “Impact of Labor Migration to Thailand – A case of Savannakhet”, Research Grand by NUOL and the Government of Lao PDR.

January 2012 to September 2012: Member to “Master Plan of Phonsa-at Village Cluster Development Strategies, Phiang District, Xayaboury Province”, jointed by Xayaboury Province and NUOL.

April 2011 to March 2012: Member to “Lao Economists Study Group”, Asian Development Bank, Lao Resident Mission TA-7612 Post-Program Partnership Framework aims to support the Government of Lao PDR improve its business climate for small and medium-sized enterprise development.

April 2010 to March 2014: Member to Study Group on “Education and Health Development in Rural Lao PDR”, JSPS Grant-in-aid, Scientific Research C22530268.

April 2009 to March 2011: Member to Study Group on “Laos: New Development of Chintanakan Mai”, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Japan.

April 2008 to March 2011: Member to Study Group on “Basic Structure, Dynamics, and Sustainable Development of Local World in East Asia”, JSPS Grant-in-aid, Scientific Research A19252002.

Presentation in Academic Societies (39 times)

fiber_manual_recordAdaptation of Farmers and Local Government on Chinese Investment and Climate Change: Evidence from Banana Plantation in Luang Namtha Province, Lao PDR at the 50th Years of ASEAN vs 20th Years ASEAN-China, Chiang Mai, Thailand (January 2018).

fiber_manual_recordHydropower Development and Its Contribution to Government Revenue in Laos, at The 41st Southeast Asian Seminar, Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region, Vientiane (November 2017).

fiber_manual_recordResearch Forum “Reconsideration and Policy Measurements for Continuous, Diversified and Quality of Economic Growth” as panelist, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane (August 2017).

fiber_manual_recordServices Liberalization in ASEAN: Foreign Direct Investment in Logistics Sector, at The HISF 20th Anniversary International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan (August 2017).

fiber_manual_recordNUOL-APEN JAIF CIS Dissemination Seminar on Building Competitiveness for ASEAN SME, at Laos-Japan Institute, in Vientiane (January 2017)

fiber_manual_recordBuilding Socialism Market Economy of Laos Seminar in Vientiane (November 2016)

fiber_manual_recordServices Liberalization in ASEAN: Foreign Direct Investment in Logistics Sector, ISEAS-NUS Conference in Singapore (November 2016)

fiber_manual_recordLower Mekong Policy Forum in Siem Reap, Cambodia (August 2016)

fiber_manual_recordBusiness Forum in Laos-Japan Institute, Vientiane (July 2016)

fiber_manual_recordISEAS-NUS Workshop in Singapore (June 2016)

fiber_manual_recordInternational Trade Forum, ERIT, in Khammouane Province (March 2016)

fiber_manual_recordLand Issues Working Group in Lao PDR (January 2016)

fiber_manual_recordInternational Trade Forum, ERIT, in Vientiane Province (March 2015)

fiber_manual_recordRegular Research Forum of ERIT, in Vientiane Capital (March 2015) 

fiber_manual_recordLao National Research Forum, NUOL, (December, 2014; December 2015)

fiber_manual_recordDevelopment Research Day, Lao-France, Vientiane, Lao PDR (October 2014)

fiber_manual_recordAsian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA), Vientiane, Lao PDR (September 2014)

fiber_manual_recordInternational Forum on Indigenous Management Practices, Vientiane, Lao PDR (March 2014)

fiber_manual_recordAsian Management Science and Application, Kunming, China (December 2013) 

fiber_manual_recordGMS Academic and Research Network, Mandalay, Myanmar (December 2013)

fiber_manual_recordChina-ASEAN Educational Cooperation Week, Guizhou University (September 2013)

fiber_manual_recordLund University, Sweden (May 2012)

fiber_manual_recordNational University of Laos (November 2011) 

fiber_manual_recordAsian Development Bank Office, Lao PDR (July 2011)

fiber_manual_recordEast Asia Economic Association (November 2008 in Manila, Philippines and October 2010 in Seoul, Korea)  

fiber_manual_recordSingapore Economic Review (August 2009)

fiber_manual_recordWorld Civic Forum in Korea (May 2009) 

fiber_manual_recordMekong Institute in Thailand (November 2009, July 2012 and March 2013) 

fiber_manual_recordJapan Society for International Development (November 2005 in Kobe, November 2006 in Tokyo, June 2008 in Tokyo, November 2008 in Hiroshima, June 2010 in Hokkaido, December 2012 in Kobe and May 2013 in Kobe, August 2015 in Kobe) 

fiber_manual_recordJapan Economic and Policy Association (December 2007 in Tokyo, December 2008 in Kyoto, November 2009 in Tokyo, May 2013 in Tokyo, and October 2013 in Hokkaido)  

fiber_manual_recordJapan Society of Civil Engineers (September 2003 in Tokushima)

Major Publications

Book Chapters

1. “Trade Facilitation of Lao PDR: A Land-Linked Country”, in Trade Facilitation Agreement in CLMVT. (With V. Philavong) (forthcoming).

2. “Academic Governance and Leadership in Lao PDR”, in Academic Governance and Leadership in East and Southeast Asia. (With Y. Hirosato) (forthcoming).

3. “Toward Equity Entrance Higher Education Examination in Lao PDR”, in Ogawa Y. and M. Hattori (eds) “Entrance Examination in Asia” (With M. Inui) (In Japanese) (forthcoming).

4. “Services Liberalization in Lao PDR: FDI in Logistics Sector of a Land-linked Country”, in Services Liberalization in ASEAN: Foreign Direct Investment in Logistics, Edited by Tham Siew Yean and Sanchita Basu Das, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. (With V. Philavong). Chapter 10, year 2018.

5. ”Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Lao PDR”, in K. Yamauchi (ed) “A Student’s Academic Performance and Quality Assurance of Higher Education, part II” (In Japanese), in Gakubunsha Publishing, Japan. (With M. Inui). Chapter 7, Year 2013.

6. “Livelihoods and Changes in Rural Northern Laos – Deepening Market Economy and Intra-migration”, In M. Fujii, Y. Takai, and K. Kobayashi (eds) “Study on Basic Structure, Dynamics Changes and Sustainable Development in the “Local World” in East Asia” (In Japanese), forthcoming in Koyoshobo Publishing, Japan, pp. 211-221, (2013).

7. “Changes in Education Demand and Supply Policies over the Transition – An Analysis of Returns to Education in the Labor Market”, In N. Yamada (ed) “The Nation Building in Lao PDR – Ideals and Realistic” (In Japanese), pp. 277-320, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Japan (2011).

8. “The Transformation of Lao Education System – A Review on Quantitative Expansion.” In N. Yamada (ed) Lao Chintanakaan Mai – New Policy Perception, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, 2010.

Journals

1. “Adaptation of Farmers and Local Government on Chinese Investment and Climate Change: Evidence from Banana Plantation in Luang Namtha Province, Lao PDR”, (forthcoming in ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute Publish).

2. “Japanese Study in Lao PDR: Toward a Rising Demand Era”, in JASE. (forthcoming).

3. “Access to Antenatal Care in Lao PDR”. (With V. Philavong & Y. Kadoya), (forthcoming in Asian Economic Journal).

4. “Inequality Access to HEIs in Laos: The Case of 4 Public Universities”. National University of Laos Journal. (With B. Sengkhamkhoutdalavong and L. Vongsengchanh). (forthcoming).

5. “Is Lao SME competitive? The case of manufacturing SMEs in Vientiane capital”. ERIIT, MOIC. (With V. Philavong) (forthcoming).

6. “Domestic Tourists and Expenditure in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR” (With V. Philavong). (forthcoming in NUOL journal).

7. “Challenges on Logistics Business Development in Lao PDR”. Laos-Japan Institute Business Management Journal, Vol.8, 2017. (With P. Sirisack and L. Khantiyavong).

8. “Financial Management Practices of Agro-based SMEs in Lao PDR.” Development Review, National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Lao PDR. (With Phaythoune Phomvixy). (forthcoming)

9. “Promoting Farmer Production Group and Written Contract Farming as Key Success Factors – Evidence from NRI Nam Bak Subproject”. July 2016. (With V. Philavong and P. Phomvixay).

10. “An Analysis of Job Matching in TVET graduates in Lao PDR – The Case of Pakpasak Technical College.” Business Management Journal. Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institutes (forthcoming in Vol.6, 2015).

11. “The Development and Service Quality Management of Hotel Business in Lao PDR.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies, (with Saynakhone Inthavong). Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Vol. 22 No.2&3 p. 85-103.

12. “Efficiency of Public Financial Management – The Case of Savannakhet, Lao PDR.” Scientific Journal of National University of Laos. (with Keoviengxay Sourya and Saykhong Sainasinh). Vol. 8, 2014.

13. “Income Distribution and Poverty in Phongsaly, Luangnamtha and Bokeo Provinces.” Scientific Journal of National University of Laos. (with Phonethida Phommasone, Alay Phonvisay and Phaythoune Phomvixay). [in Lao] Vol. 8, 2014.

14. “Land Distribution and Food Security in Luangnamtha Province.” Scientific Journal of National University of Laos. (with Chindalath Phommanilath, Souksavanh Vixathep and Phaythoune Phomvixay). [in Lao] Vol. 8, 2014.

15. “Returns to Entrepreneurial Education and Business Skills: Evidence from Micro and Small Business in Lao PDR.” Lao Journal of Economics and Business Management, (2015).

16. “Land Inequality and Food Security in Northern Laos.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Vol. 21 No.2-3, pp. 81-97, January 2014. (with Phaythoune Phomvixay and Souksavanh Vixathep).

17. “Public Spending, Aid Effectiveness and Poverty Reduction in Lao PDR.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Vol. 21 No.2-3, pp. 163-186, January 2014. (with Keoviengxay Sourya and Saykhong Sainasinh).

18. “Impacts of Chinese Investment on Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Northern Laos.” Journal of Economic Policy Studies, (With Terukazu Suruga) [in Japanese](forthcoming).

19. “Efficiency of Lowland and Upland Farming in Lao PDR.” Lao Journal of Economics and Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 18-37, May 2013 (with Souksavanh Vixathep)

20. “Economic Development and Child Health Status in Northern Laos.” Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Vol. 205, No. 6, pp. 29-39, June 2012 (with Terukazu Suruga and Alay Phonvisay)[in Japanese]

21. “Impacts of Chinese Investments on Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development: Evidence from Oudomxay, Northern Laos.” Scientific Journal of National University of Laos. Vol. 5, pp. 179-188, December 2011. (with Terukazu Suruga)

22. “FDI and Investment Climate in Lao PDR.” Lao Trade Research Digest, Vol.1. pp.31-57, December 2010. (with Terukazu Suruga)

23. “Public/Private School Choice and Internal Efficiency in Lao PDR.” Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Vol.202, No.4, pp.103-121, October 2010. 

24. Obstacles to Basic Education Development in Rural Lao PDR, Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Vol.202, No.1, pp.69-86, September 2010. [in Japanese]

25. “Revisiting the Determinants of Primary School Enrolment in Lao PDR.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies. Vol.18, No.1, pp.1-19, July 2010.

26. “Entrepreneurial Human Capital and Micro and Small Business in Lao PDR.” Developing Economies, Vol.48, No.2, pp.181-202, June 2010. (with Terukazu Suruga)

27. “Farmer Education and Agricultural Efficiency in Lao PDR – Further Results.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies. Vol.16, No.3, pp.27-48, February 2010.

28. “Impacts of Economic Integration on Upland Farming and Ethnic Minorities in Lao PDR.” Review of Development and Cooperation. Vol.3, No.1, pp.17-29, December 2009. (with Soukniland Keola)

29. “Farmer Education and Rice Production in Lao PDR.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies. Vol.16, No.3, pp. 105-121, March 2009.

30. “Education and Labor Market Development in Lao PDR”, World Economic Review, Vol.52, No.9, pp.51-60, September 2008. (with Terukazu Suruga), Association for World Economic Studies. [in Japanese]

31. “Education and Earnings in Transition: The Case of Lao.” Asian Economic Journal, Vol.25, No.4, pp.405-424, December 2007. (with Terukazu Suruga)

32. The Role of Human Capital on Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Lao PDR. PhD Dissertation. Kobe University. December, 2007.

33. Value Added Tax System in Lao PDR, Comparative Legislative Research, Vol.30, pp.1-26, 2007, Kokushikan University, (with Katsuhiko Sakai) [in Japanese]

Newspaper:

1. Lao Economic Daily, March 2018. “Japanese Style Management”. [in Lao]

2. Lao Economic Daily, January 2018. “Parenting and Smartphone”. [in Lao]

3. Lao Economic Daily, November 2017. “PDCA: Japanese Management Method”. [in Lao]

4. Lao Economic Daily, October 2017. “World Tourism Market Trend and Lao Tourism Development”. [in Lao]

5. Lao Economic Daily, September 2017. “A Contribution to Lao Economy of International Tourists”. [in Lao]

6. Lao Economic Daily, September 2017. “A Contribution to Lao Economy of Domestic Tourists”. [in Lao]

7. Lao Economic Daily, September 2017. “Laos is Top 10 Destination for Budget Travelers”. [in Lao]

8. Lao Economic Daily, August 2017. “Drinking Coffee Can Help You Living Longer”. [in Lao]

9. Lao Economic Daily, July 2017. “The Challenges of Lao Logistics Business”. [in Lao]

10. Lao Economic Daily, June 2017. “The Significance of Research Promotion in Lao PDR”. [in Lao]

11. Lao Economic Daily, 2017. “Employee Management by Japanese Philosophy”. [in Lao]

12. Lao Economic Daily, 2016. “Chinese Economic Downturn and a Deflation Risk”. [in Lao]

13. Lao Economic Daily, 2015. “What does Greek crisis mean for AEC”. [in Lao] 

14. Lao Economic Daily, 2015. “AEC Readiness of Tourism Sector in Vientiane capital”. [in Lao] 

15. Lao Economic Daily, 2015. “Lao Labor and AEC Readiness for Industrial Firms in Vientiane capital”. [in Lao] (With T. Sayavong)

16. Lao Economic Daily, 2015. “Contract Farming as the Key to Agribusiness Development in Laos”. [in Lao]

17. Lao Economic Daily, 20 March 2015. “Japanese Investment in Laos is Shifting to New Stage”. [in Lao]

18. Lao Economic Daily, 2014. “The Relevance of Job Matching in TVET– The case of Pakpasak College” [in Lao] (with A. Phongsavath)

19. Lao Economic Daily, 2014. “Towards the Sustainability of Public Financial Management in Lao PDR” [in Lao]

Training:

1. Training on “Project Management” for CRS in Savannakhet, Lao PDR, 5-7 July 2017

2. Training on “Project Management” for Archiineer Associates, April 2017

3. Training on “Statistical Program” for Banking Institute, Lao PDR, 12 January 2017

4. Training on “Project Management” for NGPAR, MoHA, 28 March-1 April 2016

5. Training on “Project Management” for Department of Urban Planning and Housing, MoPWT, 21-24 December 2015

6. Capacity Building on Research Methodology for NERI (national economic research institute), Lao PDR funded by UNDP (jointed with Dr. Phouphet Kyophilavong), March-April 2015.

7. AUN-QA Training, 2012-2015.

8. Career Counseling Support Training under STEP project of the World Bank, 2012-2013. 

9. Capacity Building on Public Policy Training Program by Kobe University and Asian Development Bank, 2008 to 2010 [5 batch]

10. Capacity Building Projects by JICA-Net, 2003-2005.