Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International, and it ain’t getting better.
According to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), self-reliance is the capacity to plan, finance, and implement solutions to local development challenges, and a commitment to see these through effectively, inclusively, and with accountability. In order to foster self-reliance, USAID developed a Policy Framework to ensure all partner countries -like Cambodia- can eventually solve development challenges without assistance. Their approach has three principles: (1) prioritize countrywide progress toward self-reliance, by (2) making strategic investments to achieve the greatest impact, through (3) programs and partnerships that sustain results over the long term.
Good news on Cambodia’s progress as its overall score of 0.68 is very much in line with the global average. This situates Cambodia at a rank of 93, out of 149 countries assessed in the 2018 version of the Global Gender Gap report, published by the World Economic Forum.
A global coalition of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates has called on a United Nations expert to probe allegations of state-perpetrated land grabs in Cambodia ahead of an upcoming review of the human rights situation in the country.
At least 10 ethnic Phnorng villagers protested on Monday in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province to demand an end to a sand-dredging operation carried out in a wildlife sanctuary in the Bou Sra commune of the province’s Pech Chreada district, local sources said.
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday instructed municipal and provincial authorities to facilitate the activities of civil society organisations and local communities without restriction and prior notice as previously required.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sent three officials from the General Department of Identification and the General Department of Immigration to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) for allegedly attempting to bribe the police to release 18 detained Chinese nationals.
One of the pillars of CISA’s Gender Equality Policy is research that has been conducted by The Asia Foundation, on the role of women in Cambodia. An earlier report found that:
The Social Accountability for Better Public Service Delivery (The Implementation Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) phase II had been implemented by The Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability in Treang district, Takeo province in 10 target communes.
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