Types and Implementation of Social Assistance under the Context of COVID-19: A Case of Garment and Textile Manufacturing in Cambodia

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted most aspects of socioeconomic development, with the garment, manufacturing and textile industry being no exception. Decreased demand for orders has led to factory closures, and workers being suspended or laid off. The empirical evidence in this policy brief captures the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of 20...


Policy Recommendations: Impact of Climate Change Programs in Cambodia: Vulnerability, Poverty, and Gender

To address the vulnerability to floods of five Mekong islands in Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum provinces, the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) implemented the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) – The Five-Year Mekong River Island Connectivity Project (2016–2020) in Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum provinces. This program involved the c...


Attitudes towards vocational skills development in Cambodia’s manufacturing industries

Cambodia’s manufacturing industries are experiencing a shortage of skilled labour, especially at the high and mid-skill levels. In the three industrial sectors discussed here, most companies hire low-skilled and low-educated workers who do not have formal vocational skills development (VSD) qualifications. They believe that good quality, industry-s...