• Supporting Transformational Change - Case Study Cambodia
    Apr 1, 2012

    Few countries have faced many monumental challenges as Cambodia following the decimation of the population during the Khmer Rouge regime, including a high percentage of the educated class; the destruction of the social and economic infrastructure; the shredding of the social fabric; and a painstaking recovery hindered by an embargo, isolation and continued conflict with the remnants of the Khmer Rouge.

  • Cambodia National HDR 2011
    Dec 31, 2011

    Around the world, climate change has become the focus of urgent discussion and action. It presents a multi-dimensional challenge, but can also be seen as providing opportunities. Dealing with climate change marks a new paradigm for development. While the more visible impacts of climate change on the country are only now emerging, Cambodia has been active in taking measures to address climate change for more than a decade. Recent natural phenomena, such as the delayed rains in 2010, further demonstrate the extreme dependence of rural people’s well-being on the regularity of seasons, controlled by the climate, and the availability of natural resources like water. The late onset of the rainy season resulted in record-low water levels on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers, and raised concerns in the public media regarding climate change. Many poor farmers were already in a tenuous position, having lost their crops in the previous year to the highly unusual and devastating Typhoon Ketsana in September 2009.

  • Human Capital Implications Of Future Economic Growth In Cambodia: Elements of a Suggested Roadmap
    Aug 31, 2011

    The global economic downturn gave everyone pause for thought, not least those countries with economies that relied largely on European and American markets for their exports.

  • Aug 25, 2011

    The harsh impacts of the global economic crisis on Cambodia were a stark reminder of the importance of building the country’s resilience to future shocks, especially to protect the poor. In particular, the global downturn exposed the need for Cambodia to focus in the future on more inclusive and equitable growth that reaches and benefits all.

  • Youth Civic Participation in Cambodia
    Nov 29, 2010

    The publication is about the research findings of youth and civic participation in Cambodia.

  • 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.

  • Equity Weekly Project Report
    Sep 1, 2010

    The Equity Initiative offers a media and channel: it is a widely acclaimed TV program and a uniquely used platform for government institutions, political parties, multi and bi-lateral partners, donors, civil society and the electorate to exchange and participate in the shaping of the country’s development and its policies.

  • 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

    The economic and social impacts of the downturn in the past year have included significant job losses, reduced income for many households and a likely increase in food insecurity.

  • 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.

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