Posts By Véronique Salze-Lozac'h

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Diversifying Cambodia’s Economy, Easier Said than Done

September 15, 2010

With an average annual growth reaching nearly double digits in the decade leading up to the recent global financial and economic crisis, Cambodia’s economy has performed well. Many national and international economists and organizations, including the World Bank, predict that the country is on its way to a faster recovery than initially expected, and could […]

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Supporting Business Development in Rural Bangladesh: Role of Reliable Information in Policy Reforms

August 4, 2010

Any casual observer walking through the heart of a district capital like Bangladesh’s northeastern city of Sylhet or Rangpur, further north, would be impressed by the bustling economic activity. In the early morning, streets are filled with colorful trucks honking their way toward the market place. Their paths are crossed by overloaded rickshaws delivering raw […]

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Community Groups Unite to Protect Cambodia’s Fishery and Forestry Sectors

July 21, 2010

Just months ago, Choeung would never have dreamt of speaking in public. If told that he would speak in front of more than 300 people, including high-ranking officials, several deputy governors from seven provinces, and an under secretary of state, he would have laughed at such a good joke, and his fellow fishermen would have […]

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Going Public: Using Facebook to Raise the Voice of Cambodia’s Women in Business

March 3, 2010

Never short of innovative ideas and certainly not lacking entrepreneurship, Cambodian businesswomen have now created a Facebook page to network and exchange tips and ideas about doing business in the Kingdom. More than 200 businesswomen, professionals, students, academics, and even male supporters, have already joined the group to share economic, social, and cultural challenges faced […]

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From Cambodia: Survey Marks Improvement in Business Environment

January 6, 2010

After a global economic slump in 2009, Cambodia welcomed World Bank forecasts that projected its economy would grow in 2010. However, despite an auspicious start to the New Year, the imbalanced growth between Phnom Penh and the provincial areas are major concerns for improved and sustainable economic development. The private sector in Cambodia, particularly the […]

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Cambodia’s Garment Sector and the Global Economic Crisis

July 8, 2009

In Cambodia, the garment sector is certainly where the global economic crisis is having the most impact. As an essential pillar of the country’s economy, it accounts for about 80 percent of all exports and, until recently, employed more than 300,000 employees. In the last few months, experts say between 40,000 to 60,000 garment workers […]

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During the Economic Crisis, Cambodia Keen to Support Business

June 3, 2009

The recent release of two reports – one from the World Bank/IFC and the other from the IFC/Asia Foundation – compelled more than 200 Cambodians to gather on May 25th in a conference room overseeing the Tonle Sap river. They were business owners, public officials, and development organizations, all keen to discuss ways to make […]

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In Cambodia: Is Corporate Social Responsibility a Luxury or a Possibility?

December 10, 2008

One might wonder whether, at a time of financial turmoil and economic uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the most urgent economic issue to discuss.  One might argue, when hundreds of thousands are expected to lose their jobs and as many enterprises are struggling to simply survive throughout the world, that companies would be better […]

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In Cambodia: Officials Get Practical Advice to Face Global Financial Crisis

November 12, 2008

“We feel that too often, we are floating with the tide, but we want to be more active, we actually want to learn how to swim,” explained H.E. Ung Huot, Chairman of the Cambodian Senate’s Commission on Economy, Planning, Investment and Environment. In the midst of what we can now call an international financial and […]

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In Cambodia: Elections & Violence

July 16, 2008

A few weeks ago, trucks carrying loudspeakers and loads of cheerful party supporters sporting colorful t-shirts invaded the normally peaceful streets of Phnom Penh. Small white posters displaying the images of party leaders started to cover walls throughout the capital city. There is no doubt about it; the election season has started. In a country […]

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