UNDP Focal Point
Ms. Dinravy KHORN
Policy and Research Coordinator
UNDP, No. 53, Street 51, Phnom Penh
Tel: + 855 (0) 23 216 167
The Linking Policy and Practice for Accelerating MDG1 (LPP) project aims to support policy dialogue on key priorities of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Rectangular Strategy and National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP). The project will provide evidence-based policy options for inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth; support human capital development and institutional capacity development in selected sectors such as extractive industries and social protection; and the scaling up of effective anti-poverty practice. Building on the successes of the Insights for Action Initiative (2005-2010), the LPP’s work priorities and outputs will continue to be determined through regular close consultations with the Government and other stakeholders whilst adapting and addressing critical and emerging issues for Cambodia.
|Norad Oil for Development (NORAD)||USD133,562|
The project delivery in 2012 is US$882,595.
Cambodia’s remarkable growth performance is more likely to be sustainable if it broadens its focus on additional promising sectors and emphasises the sustainable development of natural resources. In order to reach middle income country status while ensuring that progress towards poverty reduction are sustained, it has been recognised that Cambodia needs to ensure that its medium-term growth strategy and interventions are more inclusive, more sustainable and with stronger institutions.
The UNDP Country Programme Action Plan (2011-2015) adopts an integrated poverty reduction approach in order to accelerate progress towards CMDG1. Addressing growth, poverty and equity requires acting simultaneously at the policy and macroeconomic levels and through direct interventions focused on the poorest populations. The acceleration path for CMDG 1 requires a combination of policy, sector strategies and local level initiatives.
During 2005 and 2010, the Insights for Action initiative (IFA) undertook research to catalyse and facilitate policy dialogue on key development issues. IFA’s research, including the UNDP Discussion Paper Series, Policy Briefs and the Cambodia Human Development Reports in 2007 and 2011, focused on providing policy options to improve economic governance, extractive industries and human development. The LPP project continues to work on these three sectors, with a tighter focus to gain greater impact, but retaining the flexibility to respond to emerging issues as requested by the Government.
The LPP project focuses its work in four main areas; socio-economic growth and economic governance, human capital development, extractive industries (mining and oil and gas sectors), and the scaling up of practices to improve the incomes of those in the poorest provinces. In its efforts to achieve its aims, the project will undertake the following activities: