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Electric vehicles: on the road to sustainable mobility in Cambodia and beyond

Electric cars (EVs) are taking the world by storm – an electric storm. In 2020, according to the International Energy Agency, there were more than 10 million electric cars on the roads – a 43 percent…  


Reaching Cambodia’s last mile with inclusive and sustainable energy access

Access to energy is one of those low-hanging fruits that provides numerous benefits: reducing poverty, expanding opportunities, and improving health, productivity and living standards. This is why…  


Renewable Energy to Enhance Economic Benefits

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…  


Leveraging UNDP Country Office Support in Cambodia to Raise Resources and Strengthen Tax Revenue Collection

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to over 85,000 cases and more than 1,683 deaths in Cambodia. It has also taken a significant toll on Cambodia’s population and economy with economic growth turning…  


Walking the Talk on Resilience Building and Adaptive Programming During COVID-19

What the Resilience Fund demonstrates is that if we walk the talk on programming adaptively and on thinking and working politically, we can empower people to build resilience in particularly…  


War Ends for Children When the Last Land Mine Is Cleared

Kimhong had never played football before, but when she was invited to join a game with the other children living around Stoeng Toch Krom school, near Cambodia’s border with Thailand, she joined…  


Building Back Better: Cambodia’s Post-Covid-19 Education System

The Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented disruptions to education systems around the world, and Cambodia is no exception. Schools closed throughout much of last year as part of the COVID response.…  


Urgent action is required to tackle marine plastic litter

Across the world, it is estimated from 8 to 13 million tons of plastic reach the oceans each year. More than one million mammals, fish and birds suffer or die annually either from ingesting this…  


How old money’s return can bring new development

Cambodia’s Angkor era may tell us something critical about the power of a monetary system. At its height between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor Wat is thought to have been the world’s largest…  


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…  

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