• Listen to Villagers on Climate Change - Vulnerability Reduction Assessment (VRA)
    Nov 29, 2010

    Climate change can no longer be ignored. Even farmers in Teuk Krahom commune in Preah Vihear province and Bos Leav commune in Kratie province have seen notable changes in terms of the climate over the years. In Teuk Krahom commune farmers see themselves as very vulnerable to droughts; while in Bos Leav, the vulnerability stems from droughts, floods and storms. In Teuk Krahom commune, all the villages have noticed a definite increase in the frequency and length of droughts. Similarly in Bos Leav commune, despite being known as flood-prone areas, all villages within this commune have noticed an increase in the frequency of droughts. In general, floods seem to have stayed steady over 30 years and some farmers have even noticed declines in floods.

  • Annual Report 2009
    Jun 25, 2010

    UNDP Cambodia made key contributions to pro-poor development in 2009 by supporting democratic governance, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. Highlights included helping to build an alliance to respond to climate change, encouraging responsive government through decentralization, and promoting parliamentarians’ engagement with citizens. UNDP assisted the Government in playing its part in international efforts on demining, land degradation, chemicals management, ozone-depletion and aid effectiveness.

  • The Global Economic Downturn: Opportunity or Crisis?
    Dec 1, 2009

    Cambodia has not been spared from the pervasive impact of the global economic downturn. Based on information available through September 2009, gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to contract by 1.5 percent and by IMF to contract by 2.75 percent in 2009. This is a drastic shift following double-digit growth throughout most of the last five years. The sharp decline in GDP, in foreign direct investment (FDI) and in export income highlights now more than ever that Cambodia must take a more proactive and deliberate approach to diversifying its economic base and increasing its economic competitiveness. Addressing these priorities will strengthen its economic foundation and reduce Cambodia’s high vulnerability to external shocks.

  • Violence Against Women 2009
    Nov 1, 2009

    VAW has a serious impact not only on those who experience it, but on the country's social and economic situation as well. To address the serious toll that DV is taking on Cambodia, the RGC has made reducing DV a priority. In particular, the RGC is focused on addressing the CMDG 3, which aims to "promote gender equality and empower women" and overall target 8 within this goal, which is to "reduce significantly all forms of VAW and children." This final report contributes evidence in support of the RGCs strategy to reduce DV.

  • Jun 25, 2009

    UNDP Cambodia contributed to poverty reduction in key sectors in 2008. Highlights included achievements in the areas of elections, government decentralization, equality between men and women, pro-poor trade, aid effectiveness, climate change and biodiversity conservation.

  • Baseline Survey Report on Domestic Violence
    May 24, 2008

    The purpose of this baseline survey is to gain understanding of the existing types and definitions of domestic violence from the perspectives of respondents, past actions taken, and social and cultural perceptions in the target villages. This survey was conducted before implementation of the Community Conversations project in the surveyed area, which attempts to address domestic issues and seeks solutions for violence against women and other problems that are barriers to women exercising their rights.

  • Residential Energy Demand in Rural Cambodia
    May 1, 2008

    The preparatory activities aim to establish a systematic data monitoring system for rural energy and to formulate a full size project to develop rural livelihoods through improved access to sustainable energy services. Access to sustainable energy will be critical for Cambodia to reach the Millennium Development Goals as well as the targets set in the National Strategic Development Plan for the reduction of fuel wood dependency and poverty. To plan an effective intervention for rural energy development, systematic baseline data for monitoring needs to be in place. A rural every balance sheet will capture the demand and supply of rural energy services and can be used as an effective tool to formulate a rural energy development strategy at both national and provincial levels.

  • Cambodia National HDR 2007
    Jan 1, 2008

    Human development is about fostering an environment wherein people can develop their potential, create more choices for themselves and live a long, healthy and productive life. UNDP has produced Human Development Reports for the last 17 years, which have promoted ‘people-centred’ development. National Human Development Reports (NHDRs) are designed to be advocacy documents based on thorough research. Globally, over 400 of these have been produced in 135 countries. Cambodia began to produce NHDRs in 1997.

  • Cambodia National HDR 2001
    Jan 1, 2002

    Cambodia faces an AIDS epidemic that potentially could reverse the development gains made since peace returned to the country. It is estimated that 2.8% of the adult population is infected with HIV, among the highest in Asia; that many tens of thousands have already died as a result; and that possibly two hundred thousand people including children will develop AIDS within the next 5-10 years.

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