A report launched today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) examines the effectiveness and costs of providing social protection for all poor households in Cambodia
Today, the Embassy of Sweden announced a COVID-19 response package to financially support rural communities through tree planting activities. The initiative aims to engage over 1,600 rural households in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to plant local trees, establish nurseries, and participate in other conservation activities across the country.
Our project is not only about installing hardware. We worked in setting up a hydro-meteorological platform, capable of managing the data from the stations in Cambodia, including data generated from the automatic hydro & meteo stations that our project installed. This was requested by MOWRAM at the inception stage of the project.
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.
Aiming to contribute to the overall skill development and employment of Cambodian youth, the objective of this assignment is to establish evidence-based information and insights on digital literacy among young Cambodians. The specific objectives are: 1. Assess the digital literacy and related digital skills for employability and entrepreneurship of Cambodian youths aged between 15 and 30. Having virtually no information on the state of digital literacy of young Cambodians, development interventions aiming to promote digital economy are facing various uncertainties on whether their work is realistic, relevant and sustainable. Building a baseline understanding or insight into the status quo of the digital capability of Cambodian youth is increasingly viewed an urgent undertaking, underpinning the success of future development initiatives. 2. Based on the assessment findings mandated by the objective above, propose a digital skill framework and develop a responding policy brief. The results from the first objective are expected to provide needed inputs into the development of a framework and a policy brief that will be used to partially guide future digital development initiatives.
COVID-19 has had profound socioeconomic impacts on every nation in the world. In South-East Asia, an expected regional contraction of –0.1 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 contrasts to a prediction of 4.5 percent growth before the pandemic. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has assessed socioeconomic impacts specific to Cambodia to refine these estimates. An impact assessment used three models: a static general equilibrium model (CGE), a social accounting matrix (SAM) and a global trade analysis model (GTAP). The SAM allowed the measurement of the social and distributional impacts of the pandemic, including on poverty and employment.
Between 2019 and 2040, global primary energy consumption is expected to rise by 25 percent until 2040. Global electricity demand will grow at 2.1 percent per year, twice the rate of primary energy demand. Electricity demand growth will be particularly strong in developing economies like Cambodia. According to the International Energy Agency, a sharp pick-up in efficiency improvements is the most critical element that can bring the world towards the Sustainable Development Scenario. The building sector is the most significant final energy consumer in Cambodia, with an estimated share of about 52 percent equivalent to 3.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe). Residential and commercial buildings consume almost 80 percent of the total final electricity. According to a national forecast, buildings’ energy consumption will more than double until 2040.

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12.9 %

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