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  • Competitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing SectorCompetitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing SectorMay 1, 2015Cambodia has achieved remarkable development over the past decades. The economy has grown impressively on average at 7.7 percent over the period 1993-2013, making it one of the best performing economies in the world. Robust economic growth has significantly contributed to poverty reduction. Poverty rate declined from around 53 percent in 2004 to less than 20 percent now.

  • Curbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic EducationCurbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic EducationJan 12, 2015Publication summary Informal fees threaten the quality of education, thwart the principle of equal access, and undermine the integrity of Cambodia’s basic education system. Private tutoring organized by the school, while providing short-term educational benefits to students and serving as a source of additional income for teachers, does not solve any fundamental problems associated with the study program, teachers’ abilities, or the quality of instruction.

  • Human Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in CambodiaHuman Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in CambodiaJan 4, 2015The Rectangular Strategy Phase III (2013-2018) reaffirms once again the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia in reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth through diversifying the economic base and improving human capital and good governance. Cambodia has made impressive achievements in its development with the economy growing (1993 to 2013) at an annual average of 7.7 percent, making it one of the fastest growing economies in ASEAN and Asia. This has contributed significantly to reducing poverty, which now stands below 20 percent compared to 47.8 percent in 2007, and brought the country to the edge of graduating to lower-middle-income country status.

  • Adaptive Social Protection in CambodiaAdaptive Social Protection in CambodiaJan 1, 2015Social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are three communities of practices that were developed with the main objective of reducing the impacts of shocks and hazards on individuals and communities. To date, however, these three streams seem unaware of their commonalities and overlapping agendas, and unable to overcome institutional constraints and poor communication. As a consequence, little cross-fertilisation has been occurring in most of the countries.

  • Cambodian Gender Strategic Plan - Neary Rattanak 4Cambodian Gender Strategic Plan - Neary Rattanak 4Dec 18, 2014Neary Rattanak IV is the five-year strategic plan (2014 – 2018) for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Cambodia. In accordance with the current situation in the country and Phase III of the Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in partnership with relevant ministries/institutions and other partners, has developed the strategic plan Neary Rattanak IV to continue the government’s eff orts to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in Cambodia.

  • Guideline for Implementation of the Disaster Data Reporting FormsGuideline for Implementation of the Disaster Data Reporting FormsDec 11, 2014Cambodia is prone to natural and human-induced disasters, including flood, drought, typhoon, lightening, river bank erosion, fire and epidemics. As a result of climate change, these disasters have become more frequent, especially in the 21st century, as seen by floods in 2011, drought in 2012, floods in 2013, flood and drought in 2014, as well as violent storms, fire, lightening and epidemics. The impact of these disasters include property damage, loss of human and animal life, loss of livelihoods, crops, infrastructure, and damage to the economy and the environment.

  • Annual Report 2013Annual Report 2013Aug 28, 2014Cambodia is well on track to achieve Millennium Development Goals 1, 4, 5 and 6, and poverty rate is set to fall further below 20 percent in 2014. Declines in infant and maternal mortality have already exceeded 2015 targets (CMDG Report, 2013). Despite the anxieties and concerns in the run-up to the election, Cambodia’s economy continued to grow, reaching 7.6 percent growth in 2013 and sustained by garment exports, tourism and construction. With GDP per capita at US$1,036 compared to approximately US$200 in 1992, Cambodia is well on its way to be ranked as a lower middle-income country (MIC) in the near future.

  • Human Development Report 2014Human Development Report 2014Jul 24, 2014As successive Human Development Reports have shown, most people in most countries have been doing steadily better in human development. Advances in technology, education and incomes hold ever-greater promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives.1 Globalization has on balance produced major human development gains, especially in many countries of the South. But there is also a widespread sense of precariousness in the world today—in livelihoods, in personal security, in the environment and in global politics.2 High achievements on critical aspects of human development, such as health and nutrition, can quickly be undermined by a natural disaster or economic slump.

  • Cambodia Disaster Loss and Damage Analysis Report 1996 - 2013Cambodia Disaster Loss and Damage Analysis Report 1996 - 2013Jul 8, 2014Cambodia is prone to a number of natural disasters including flood, lightening, drought, fire, storm, epidemics, pest outbreak and river bank collapse. Yet little was known about the impact of disasters at national and sub-national levels due to a lack of systematic organization and collection of information. There was general lack of reliable information about disaster losses and damage in line ministries and the few existing data sets were not well organized in a systematic manner to assist in useful analysis.

  • Post-flood Early Recovery Need Assessment ReportPost-flood Early Recovery Need Assessment ReportApr 22, 2014On 18 October 2013, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the floods affected 377,354 households and 1.8 million individuals living in 20 provinces. The floods killed 168 people, the majority of whom were children (HRF, 2013b).