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Press release: USAID launches online tools to connect citizens to municipal services in Banteay Meanchey province

On 31 March 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a press release introducing the online tool “Pidor, the Smart Villagers” an Interactive Voice Response, Facebook-based chatbot that can provide Cambodian citizens information on public services in Banteay Meanchey province. The tool ...

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)​

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Press release: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) provides $2 million to create a master plan of eastern Mekong Delta-IWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management) in Cambodia

On 25 March 2021, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) issued a press release on the provision of a $2-million grant to formulate a master plan of eastern Mekong Delta-IWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management) in Cambodia. This project aims at mitigating the damages caused by ...

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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Press release: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) promotes ICT capacity for regional teacher training centers and lower secondary education with $7million commitment

On 24 March 2021, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) issued a press release on the provision of a $7 million grant which aims to promote Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capacity for regional teacher training centers and lower secondary education. The major thrust of ...

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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Press release on the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) commits $10M to increase Cambodia’s mine clearance and victim assistance efforts in 2021 and beyond

On 15 March 2021, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) issued a press release providing $10M to increase Cambodia’s mine clearance and victim assistance efforts in 2021 and beyond, focusing on undertaking landmine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) clearance, increases victim assistance, mine risk ...

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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Joint press announcement on the signing of an exchange of notes reflecting the addition of USD 66.2 million to the development object agreement grants between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of the United States of America

On 08 December 2020, the Council for Development of Cambodia and the U.S. Agency for International Development issued a joint press announcement on the signing of an exchange of notes reflecting the addition of USD 66.2 million to the Development Object Agreement Grants between the ...

Council for Development of Cambodia and the U.S. Agency for International Development

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Cambodia: UN experts alarmed by 'naming and shaming' of COVID victims

On 11 December 2020 – UN human rights experts expressed alarm at the decision by Cambodian authorities to allow the publication of personal information about individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, which is unnecessary under any circumstances, and a deplorable breach of privacy. ...

UN Special Rapporteur Cambodia

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Press release: Economic and social impact assessment of COVID-19 in Cambodia

On 08 October 2020, the UNDP Cambodia issued a press release of a policy brief that assesses the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia. It was launched yesterday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) through careful consultation with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) ...

UN Development Programme Cambodia

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News release: $29 million ADB loan to help improve public service delivery in Cambodia

On 23 September 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued a news release over the approval of $29 million in financing to help the Government of Cambodia improve service delivery through key reforms in public financial management and decentralization, especially in rural areas, where most ...

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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Joint press announcement: The Royal Government of Cambodia and the United States Government signed an agreement adding US $6.25 million to the development objective agreement grants between the two countries

On 08 September 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a joint press announcement on the signing of a US $ 6.25 million adding on the agreement of the Development Objective Agreement Grants between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government ...

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Press release: Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns

On 12 August 2020, the European Commission issued a press release over its decision on the partial withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) from Cambodia. Some of Cambodia’s typical export products such as garments, footwear and​ travel goods are subject to the European Union’s customs ...

European Commission

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Press release: $100 million climate-resilient road project to improve access to basic services, economic opportunities

On 16 July 2020, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Road Connectivity Improvement Project. The project will enhance rural communities’ access to critical services, such as health centers, referral ...

World Bank

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Joint statement on the enforcement of Sub-decree 133 implementation in Cambodia

On 29 June 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Hellen Keller International (HKI) issued a joint statement to applaud the action taken by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Ministry of Health in an effort to enforce ...

World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children's Fund (Unicef) and Hellen Keller International (HKI)

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Instruction on protection of health and livelihood of migrant workers staying and working abroad or having returned to hometowns during Covid-19 prevention

On 29 April 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an instruction  on the protection of health and livelihood of migrant workers staying and working abroad or having returned to hometowns during Covid-19 prevention.  ...

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

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U.N concern over Cambodia law on the management of the nation during state of emergency

On 9 April, UN experts sent a communication expressing concerns over Cambodia’s draft law on the management of the nation during state of emergency. According to the independent experts, if adopted as is, the law may restrict the right to freedom of expression, right to ...

Special Rapporteur Cambodia

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Press release of World Bank on scaling up social accountability in key public services in Cambodia

On 20 March 2020, World Bank has issued a press release on scaling up social  accountability in key public services in Cambodia. The World Bank approved two complementary grants today to support social accountability in key public services such as health centers, primary schools, and ...

World Bank

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Trade/Human Rights: Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market

On 12 February 2020, The European Commission in Brussels has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles enshrined in ...

European Union (EU)

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MRC ministerial council approves a drought management strategy, other policies, boosting Mekong countries’ ability to prepare for future disaster

On 26 November 2019, Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council today at their annual gathering in Phnom Penh approved a drought management strategy for 2020-2025, allowing Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam to prepare for and manage drought collectively. The approved ...

Mekong River Commission

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Press release on Belt and Road Initiative in Cambodia: economic diversification and debt management

On 3 April 2019, the United Nations in Cambodia issued a press release on the third policy dialogue focused on economic diversification and debt management in connection with the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in Cambodia. The  policy dialogue engaged senior representatives of the Royal ...

United Nations in Cambodia

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Press release on the spark of innovation in the public sector

On 04 March 2019, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) issued a press release to express how a National Conference on Public Sector in the Digital Era can contribute to the advancement of innovation in governance and effort to improve services to its people. The Ministry ...

UN Development Programme (UNDP)

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New financing will support Cambodia in improving higher education for industrial development

On 26 April 2018, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$90 million in financing to support Cambodia’s efforts in improving the quality of higher education and research in the country and broadening access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Over the next six years, ...

The World Bank

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