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Graduation Based Social Protection

Cambodia has seen exceptional economic growth and poverty reduction over the past two decades. However, although millions have been lifted out of poverty, an increasingly hard to reach group of…  


Lifeline for Vulnerable Cambodians as Poverty Doubles During COVID-19 Pandemic

In Cambodia, the shrinking economy, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected all population groups, but particularly the most vulnerable. A first-of-its-kind government scheme, managed with…  



Cambodia’s human development path in the new Age of Humans

On its 30th anniversary, UNDP’s new Human Development Report (HDR) has introduced for the first time the concept of the “Anthropocene” at the centre of the human development debate  


Living on the Margins: A Community Battles COVID-19 Impact

Over 2,000 Edjai work in Phnom Penh and thousands more pick through waste across Cambodia, contributing to the collection and recycling of nearly 8% of total municipal solid waste, estimated at over…  


Building an organic farming future: Mrs. Moth and Mr. Kim’s story

Rice farming used to be the only source of income for Dy Moth and Hourt Kim. In 2019, they joined the model farming initiative supported by the Collaborative Management for Watershed and Ecosystem…  


The first drop of water in Tangbampong village: Chhay Nang’s story

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…  


Protecting the forest lifeline in Kampong Speu province: Hun Sao’s story

Hun Sao has since led initiatives to provide water to 96 families in his village, patrol the forest to prevent deforestation, and diversify his family’s income. His journey to leadership and passion…  


New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  


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