Social development

Social security and veterans

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

Gov’t to pump in $450M to upgrade public services

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is preparing to inject a budget of nearly $450 million to improve healthcare services, covering up to 9 million people across the country as well as other public services, especially the poor and vulnerable families which are in line ...

Nhean Chamrong

NSSF health coverage for more groups

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) plans to offer free healthcare to new target groups under a new programme. The first and largest group includes vendors and those who work in related informal jobs, like street vendors. He added the other target groups include digital ...

Tith Kongnov

Run Ta Ek residents protest reduction in social allowance

In order to demand that the government restore the amount for ID poor payments, around 400 individuals in Run Ta Ek City staged protests in front of the province and commune halls. ... ...

Torn Vibol

IDPoor cards, title deeds urged for veterans

Kun Kim, first vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and secretary-general of the Cambodian Veterans Association (CVA), called on relevant institutions to provide IDPoor cards and title deeds to veterans, their families, disabled individuals and impoverished households. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Over 100,000 self-employed have registered with the NSSF

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has registered 100,304 self-employed people and 11,589 dependents for healthcare yesterday, according to Kata Orn, Spokesman of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ... ...

Som Sotheary

Inauguration of CVA headquarters showcases Vietnam-Cambodia solidarity

The new headquarters of the Central Committee of the Cambodian Veterans’ Association (CVA), funded by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence, was inaugurated and put into use in Kien Svay district, the Cambodian province of Kandal on January 4. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

NSSF: Over 100,000 people register for voluntary contribution scheme

From Nov. 14, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024, a total of 106,868 people has registered as members of the Voluntary Contribution Health Care Social Security Scheme Fund (Voluntary Contribution Scheme), administered by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

NSSF wins ASSA best entity award for 8th time

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has won the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA)’s best entity award for a record eighth time. ... ...

Hang Punreay

Manet redirects $200M to social programmes

Prime Minister Hun Manet said the state has saved over $200 million through the suspension of non-urgent research and case study projects. He has directed the funding towards more pressing target, such as the expansion of social protection and disaster relief. ... ...

Samban Chandara

ILO applauds Cambodia’s work, social protection achievements

The UN team responsible for promoting decent work commended the Cambodian government for its involvement in the decent work and social protection initiative. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour also asked the UN agency to further intensify its efforts to develop the nation’s ...

Sok Raksa

NSAF planning fresh initiatives

In 2024, new social assistance initiatives are set to launch, following the completion of several existing programmes under the National Social Assistance Fund (NSAF). ... ...

Chea Sokny

Nearly 1K tuk-tuk drivers register for NSSF pilot

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has received nearly 1,000 registrations from self-employed tuk-tuk drivers under a pilot project. Officials have called on more drivers to come forward and register. ... ...

Post Staff

Social health insurance scheme extended to Tuk-Tuk drivers

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is rolling out a pilot of its Social Health Insurance scheme for tuk-tuk drivers in the capital in April as part of a move to extend social security coverage to the nation’s informal workers. ... ...

Marissa Carruthers

Minister lauds cash support to all factory worker mothers, kids

Since 2018, the government has provided cash support to more than 356,000 female factory workers who gave birth. More than $35 million was shared with the mothers of over 358,000 children, said Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training. ... ...

Sem Pisey

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

Social security week to tackle efficiency and transparency

Cambodia is gearing up to host the second annual Social Protection Week, with the aim of strengthening social security efficiency and transparency. ... ...

Marissa Carruthers

Healthcare facilities late pay complaints due to late data entry

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) instructed all partnered health facilities to fulfil their obligations by entering all members’ medical and healthcare data into the payment system in a timely manner as there are nearly 2,000 health facilities that signed the agreement with the NSSF, ...

Long Kimmarita

NSSF paid out $5M to working mothers

According to a January 25 report by the Department of Social Security under the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), allowances were paid to a total of 55,770 women, who had a total of 56,173 children. Among them, 393 gave birth to twins and five to ...

Neang Sokunthea

Ministry: Improve Covid cash-aid scheme for infants, pregnant women

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation have instructed officials linked to the government’s social assistance programme to reconfigure an accompanying cash scheme with additional considerations to address shortcomings, especially those involving pregnant woman and children under 2. ... ...

Lay Samean

Gov’t spends nearly $20M on assistance

The government has spent nearly $20 million during the first phase of a three-phase programme to help vulnerable households suffering from inflationary pressures and severe flooding.​ The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation urges officials to strengthen the monitoring of payments and prevent ...

Long Kimmarita

National Social Assistance Fund launched

The National Social Assistance Fund (NSAF) was officially launched on January 1, 2023. The NSAF has been created through the integration of the National Social Security Fund for Civil Servants, the National Veterans Fund and the Department of Social Welfare. ... ...

Sok Sithika

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