Dec 23, 2015Human Development Report 2015The 2015 Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ examines the links, both positive and negative, between work and human development in a rapidly changing world of work. Fast globalization, technological revolution, demographic transitions and many other factors are creating new opportunities, but also posing risks. The report examines how the benefits of this new world of work are not equally distributed, generating winners and losers.
Nov 17, 2015CCBAP Case Studies Report 2015Document Summary The objective of the case study report is to show two successful examples of a community based adaptation project of the Small Grants Programme in Cambodia. They demonstrate good practices and lessons learnt on the measures that were taken to enhance community resilience to climate risks such as floods and droughts in Cambodia. CASE STUDY 1 features development of water supply for promotion of local livelihood of Kraing Serei Community Forestry in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. Water pipeline connection through a water collection approach is used for the enhancement of the livelihood of the community people on agriculture and their domestic use of water and thus enabling them to adapt to climate change. CASE STUDY 2 outlines a community’s improved capacity to adapt to climate change in Seang Kveang Commune, Kamchay Mear District, Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. A canal rehabilitation increases the effectiveness of the irrigated water management and use for agricultural productivity and new varieties (of what) and knowledge gained from agricultural trainings under the project are applied to increase the rice yield.
May 1, 2015Competitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing SectorCambodia 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.
Jan 12, 2015Curbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic EducationPublication 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.
Jan 4, 2015Human Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in CambodiaThe 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.
Jan 1, 2015Adaptive Social Protection in CambodiaSocial 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.
Dec 18, 2014Cambodian Gender Strategic Plan - Neary Rattanak 4Neary 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.
Dec 11, 2014Guideline for Implementation of the Disaster Data Reporting FormsCambodia 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.
Aug 28, 2014Annual Report 2013Cambodia 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.