Social development

SDG 1 No poverty

Sustainable Development Goal 1 (SDG 1) seeks to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”, ensuring extreme poverty is eradicated and overall poverty is reduced by 50%.This goal provides a much more comprehensive approach than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the issue of poverty. ...

Education and training

Chi Phat primary school, Koh Kong Province. Photo by ODC team, taken on 28 November 2017. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.Access to free, good quality education in Cambodia is a right set out in the country’s Constitution: Article 65: “The State shall protect and promote citizens’ ...

Civil society

The launch event of a project improving the delivery of public services through ICT in Svay Rieng province, Cambodia. Photo by the ODC team, taken on 28 June 2017. Licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0.Civil society, representing the interests of ordinary citizens, is the part of ...

Maternal and child health

The number of mothers who died in labour has nearly halved over four years, from 182 fatalities in 2011 to 100 in 2015.1​ Deaths among children have also dropped, although they remain comparatively high, and the prevalence of underweight newborns is high compared to many ...

Priority health concerns

Two daughters look at their mother who is dying from HIV/AIDS, Cambodia. Photo by World Bank, taken in 2002. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.Two common features mark Cambodia’s major health concerns:Some health figures are among the worst in the world – the 26 cases of ...

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Khmer people make up 90% of the Cambodian population, followed by Vietnamese (5%), with the balance being Chinese, Cham (mostly a muslim people) and indigenous ethnic groups sometimes called Khmer Loeu. 1The 1998 Cambodian population census identified 17 different indigenous peoples, but the consensus today is ...

Social development

A trained medical staff listens to the heartbeat of an infant at 16 Makara hospital in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. Photo by The World Bank, taken on 30 January 2013. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.Social development addresses profound social problems,1 especially poverty, unemployment and social exclusion, ...

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