The poor

Poverty policy and regulation

Meet focuses on technology’s role in sustainable agriculture

The state-run Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) is hosting the three-day 47th Association of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) in Asia and the Pacific’s (ADFIAP) annual meetings that kicked off in Phnom Penh, yesterday, outlining the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, ...

Chea Vanyuth

Government announces end of COVID-19 relief fund

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation has announced that the cash support programme for poor and vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will finish on April 24, 2024. ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry mulls digital record for 1.2 million IDPoor cardholders

The Ministry of Planning said that about 1.2 million poor people are receiving monthly social allowances from the government since 2006, and it is planning to have a digital record of the IDPoor cardholders. ...

Tith Kongnov

PM allocates $450M to social protection system

Prime Minister Hun Manet has pledged almost $450 million to strengthen the country’s social protection system, with experts advising that transparency is essential in its delivery. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

PM: Social protection programme benefits 6.5 million people and incurs $100 million per year

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Dr. Hun Manet, stated that the Royal Government’s policy on social assistance interventions has been extensive in recent years, including the provision of health care services through ID Poor cards and NSSF membership cards, which involves more than 6.5 million ...

Khmer Times Staff

Agriculture seen as key driver of Cambodia’s economic growth

Agriculture sector remains one of the economic drivers of Cambodia’s economic growth despite its share of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) has shrunk. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Data-Driven Policies: Cambodia’s commitment to sustainable agricultural development

Over 400 staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning (NIS-MOP) have been deployed on one of the most comprehensive data collection initiatives to date – the Cambodia Agriculture Survey 2023 (CAS 2023).  ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia boosts the local economy to increase high incomes for the people

The Royal Government has been promoting the local economy to grow in all sectors by creating jobs and increasing high incomes for the people, especially those who are living in poverty. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Goal of sustainable food system by 2030 outlined

Professional organisations in the nation’s food sector are uniting in a call for collaborative efforts to fortify the system, ensuring food security and nutrition for all while enhancing resilience to climate change challenges. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford nutritious diet

A total of 16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford a nutritious diet, highlighting the importance of social assistance programs to prevent more families from falling behind, said a new report released on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vulnerable households to receive free health services

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has unveiled plans to extend the health equity fund to provide vulnerable households with access to free healthcare. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Number of poor people in Cambodia drops by half in 7.5 years

Cambodia’s global MPI (Multidimensional Poverty Index) value plummeted from 0.168 in 2014 to 0.070 in 2021/2022, and incidence of poverty fell from 36.7 percent to 16.6 percent. ...

Khmer Times Staff

AMAF meeting focuses on resilience and food security

The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) have reached agreements on various documents, encompassing strategic guidance, technical matters and joint communication, reaffirming their commitment to cooperation in matters of food security, agriculture and forestry. ...

Samban Chandara

STT identifies 191 poor areas in Phnom Penh

A new Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) survey shows there are 191 locations with houses where 19,539 poor families comprising 89,879 people live in Phnom Penh. ...

Torn Vibol

UNICEF launches campaign to tackle online sexual exploitation

UNICEF Cambodia has launched “Let’s Chat”, a digital campaign to prevent online child exploitation. The initiative, a partnership between UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), could reach over two million young individuals. ...

Long Kimmarita

Gov’t releases $1B pay-out to poor, vulnerable households

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSVY) has released more than $1 billion in payouts to Cambodian poor and vulnerable households during Covid-19 in 13 rounds that are divided into 35 times as of Wednesday this week. The 13th round began its ...

Kang Sothear

NSSF’s health provision with one million cases in first quarter of 2023

According to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), members had access to medical treatment and care services at partner hospitals, with more than one million cases in the first quarter of this year, an increase of more than 30% compared to the same period last ...

So Cheata

Education minister, health facilities in educational institutions are very important for students and teachers

The Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron, stated that health facilities in educational institutions are very important for students and teachers to receive primary health care and to provide physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health counselling. ...

So Cheata

NSSF to study coverage of agricultural workers

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Group For Research and Technology Exchanges (GRET) inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Development Agency (AFD) for a feasibility study to extend social security coverage to agricultural workers in Cambodia, who are among the most ...

Taing Rinith

MLVT to upgrade livelihood of 1.5M poor families

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) is finalising strategies to develop human capital, promote better work conditions, and enhance the livelihood of about 1.5 million poor and vulnerable families. ...

Hong Sovannary

Social protection scheme bolsters nation’s healthcare

The social protection program plays a significant role in promoting the healthcare service sector and reducing the cost of living, which leads to improved socio-economic status. ...

Meas Molika

NSAF removes unqualified families from IDPoor scheme

After two years of implementation of the National Social Assistance Funds (NSAFs), authorities have decided to delist nearly 50,000 families across the country. ...

Tith Kongnov

Cost of a basic food basket in Cambodia declined by 2.7 percent in December 2022

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations World Food Programme in partnership with Agricultural Marketing Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’  Market & Seasonal Monitoring Update, in December 2022, the cost of the basic food basket  (BFB) in Cambodia had ...

Khmer Times Staff

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