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Cambodian Mine Action Sector Briefing Paper Series | Baseline Survey, Non-Technical Survey, and Technical Survey

During a conflict, the pattern of distribution and the reasoning behind the placement of landmines is easy to see. When the conflict ends, soldiers leave, but landmines remain in the ground. As time…  


Cambodian Mine Action Sector Briefing Paper Series | Planning and Prioritization Process

Humanitarian mine clearance operations in Cambodia started in 1992 with the support of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) to clear transportation routes to enable the…  


Doing Development Differently

A mission to connect social innovation with development expertise has provided Accelerator Labs Cambodia an opportunity to learn what works and what does not and, importantly, what is needed to solve…  


Your ability to innovate is critical for the COVID-19 response

A frog in a pot of water is relaxing in peace. If we heat the pot slowly, the frog will continue to relax in the water, oblivious to the increasing temperature until it is too late. On the other hand,…  


A Stronger Experiment for Single-Use Alternative Straws

Our ability to implement the best solution to a development challenge is often slowed down by the assumptions we hold. How do we move past our existing beliefs to ensure we are selecting the most…  


How do we improve human capital in Cambodia’s accounting and audit sector?

We often overlook weak signals of changes taking place in the world that pose both significant challenges and opportunities for development. The 7% growth rate of Cambodia’s economy in 2019, for…  


Before and now: lived experiences of early warning systems during a flood

It is now the end of 2019 and the year is ending on a happy note for residents of Tuol Dambang village. Yet only a few months ago, community members were worried.  


Preparing Youth for a New Future of Work

Two thirds of Cambodia’s total population are under the age of 30 (UNFPA 2016). The unemployment rate of the working population (age 15-64) is very low, at 0.2 percent for women and 0.3 percent for…  


Moving closer to dumping plastic straws

Plastic straws are probably older than most of us reading this blog  


Today's Challenges and Yesterday's Traumas: How Cambodia is Moving Forward to a Mine-Free Nation

The quaint village of Ou Chheu Kram is nestled between lush rice fields bordering Thailand. Today, the growing community is a picturesque illustration of Cambodia’s prosperity. Agricultural expansion…  

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