With economic growth, Cambodia has been on an upward trend in electricity demand, which further increased in 2020 during the pandemic by 6%. This raises a red alert knowing that the country has comparatively high electricity price among ASEAN countries. Moreover, in 2019, large parts of Cambodia had to endure massive daily power outages due to extended dry weather
How can we use spatial data to identify critical areas where nature-based actions can address national biodiversity, climate and sustainable development priorities? In this second international virtual consultation, policy makers and spatial data experts from Cambodia will work with an international team to explore the science behind mapping Essential Life Support Areas (ELSAs) mapping and co-create the final ELSA map for the country
The policy brief on the 2021 socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia was elaborated by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), with support from the Australian government. The brief is based on an analysis using the integrated modelling framework used previously in the 2020 assessment
While there has not yet been a substantial outbreak of COVID-19 in Cambodia, the impact of the global pandemic on Cambodia’s economy has been drastic.
Cambodia has made gigantic strides towards economic growth, which entailed some environmental and biodiversity costs. If we learned one thing from the pandemic, it is the wake-up call on the interconnectedness of people, prosperity, and the planet.
When COVID-19 hit the country in February 2020, UNDP Accelerator Labs in Cambodia in collaboration with the country Economic Team rolled out tracking surveys to assess the current and future socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic on 1,400 informal workers (48% female) and 500 Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.
We have a task at hand to turn the crisis into opportunity, to lay the building blocks during the COVID-19 recovery phase for an inclusive, green and resilient future. To realize the country’s 2030 and 2050 visions of becoming a high-middle income and graduating to a high-income country,

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