With support from the Government of Australia, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has provided 1,700 tablet computers to the Ministry of Planning, along with a bundle of software, all aimed at improving Cambodia’s social protection system.
A new report conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Policy Links Unit (IfM ECS, University of Cambridge) identifies opportunities and challenges for manufacturing industries in Cambodia to adapt and adopt industry 4.0 technologies, and the policy options required to harness its potential in Cambodia.
As the world scrambles to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus, the last few months have highlighted how closely connected we are to nature. A healthy, species-rich ecosystem protects us from diseases, as there is ample space to coexist with nature. Conversely, homogenous species populations in fragmented habitats encroached on by human development, are ideal pandemic breeding grounds.
Cambodia’s economy is facing a steep downturn because of the global Covid-19 crisis, as well as severe social dislocations as livelihoods fall and poverty rises.
Chhay Nang faced extreme water shortages each year that threatened her agricultural-based livelihood. With the support of the Collaborative Management for Watershed and Ecosystem Service Protection and Rehabilitation (CoWES) project activities in her village, her family now has access to clean water throughout the year. These first drops of water have had far-reaching impact for Chhay Nang and her family.
COVID-19 has exposed our inability to rely only on a single or existing data point to inform our response. In order to understand the current realities of citizens and to develop contextualized solutions, we need to harness the technology of our time and start to invest in big, thick, and rich data.
A new report conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Policy Links Unit (IfM ECS, University of Cambridge) identifies opportunities and challenges for manufacturing industries in Cambodia to adapt and adopt industry 4.0 technologies, and the policy options required to harness its potential in Cambodia.

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16 M

Population (2017)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1230 (USD)

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