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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

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Projects : Cambodia

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Asian Perspectives - The Economic Governance Index (EGI) and the Enterprise- Readiness of Local Governance in Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation's Director, Economic Reform and Development; Dr. Veronique Salze-Lozac'h, The Asia Foundation's Regional Economic Director in Cambodia; Dr. Eddy Malesky, Harvard Academy Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and Dr. Neil McCulloch, The Asia Foundation's Director for Economic Programs in Indonesia. The panel discussed the Economic Governance Index, a tool pioneered and designed by the Foundation and used by local governments to determine how best to encourage private sector development in Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 41,618 books and journals to 101 schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Cambodia.

Total Expenditures: $153,651

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Cambodia Tertiary Scholarship Program (CTSP)

Supporting poor and vulnerable young women from rural areas to pursue four-year undergraduate degrees, giving them the opportunity to contribute to economic and social development in their communities and in society as a whole. Preparing these students for the workplace through career counseling and development activities.

Local Partner:

Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE)

Total Expenditures: $140,040

Funding Sources:
Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation
2012

Combating Trafficking in Cambodia: Building a Youth Peer Network on Safe Migration and Anti-Trafficking

Building a youth peer network equipped with knowledge of safe migration and anti-trafficking issues and raising awareness at the community level to reduce the incidence of trafficking of women and girls.

Local Partner:

Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC)

Total Expenditures: $21,723

Funding Sources:
Chong-Moon Lee Foundation, a supporting organization of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2012

Demand for Good Governance (DFGG): Non-State Actor Component (NSAC)

Strengthening the ability of citizens, civil society organizations, and other non-state actors to hold the state accountable and to make it responsive to their needs, while supporting constructive partnerships between state and non-state institutions at the national, provincial, and local levels. Enhancing the ability of Cambodian organizations to implement innovative governance and social accountability approaches, as well as strengthening networking among national and local organizations to ensure sustainability.

Local Partners:

Cambodian Center for Independent Media; Cambodian Women’s Network for Development (AMARA); Culture and Environment Preservation Association; Democracy Resource Center for National Development; Farmer Livelihood Development; Fisheries Action Coalition Team; Human Rights Vigilance of Cambodia; Integrating Human to Quality; Khmer Institute of Democracy; Minority Organization for Development for Economy; National Prosperity Association; Pact Institute; People Center for Development and Peace; Phnom Srey Association for Development; Ponleur Komar; Rain Water Cambodia; The Rural Community and Environment Development Organization; Wathnakpheap; Women’s Media Center of Cambodia; Youth Resource Development Program; The Advocacy and Policy Institute; Star Kampuchea; Buddhism for Health; Cambodian Civil Society Partnership; Khmer Association for Development of Country-Side Cambodia; Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia; Buddhism for Development; Peace and Development Aid Organization; Reproductive and Child Health Alliance

Total Expenditures: $2,193,338

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Natural Resource Management: Civil Society and Pro-Poor Markets (CSPPM)

Working with local nongovernmental organizations to build capacity of hundreds of community-based organizations in areas such as natural resource governance, implementation of social safety net mechanisms, market access, and business knowledge and skills. Enhancing citizen engagement and influence in local policy and budget decision-making governing management of natural resources.

Local Partners:

Cambodia Community Development; Khmer Association for Development of Country-Side Cambodia; Mlup Baitong; Ockenden Cambodia; Save Cambodia’s Wildlife; Srer Khmer; Wildlife Conservation Society; Women Service Organization; World Wide Fund for Nature

Total Expenditures: $442,482

Funding Sources:
Danida
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID)
New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID)
2012

Program on Rights and Justice (PRAJ), Phase II, Human Rights Component

Developing a broader constituency to address human rights violations through mobilization of communities and stakeholders to protect against abuses, investigation and documentation of human rights violations, legal representation to victims of rights violations, community organizing, community capacity building, and advocacy from the local to national to international levels.

Local Partners:

Action for Environment and Communities; Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC); Cambodian Center for Human Rights; Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee; Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO); Children Development Association; Christian Outreach-Relief and Development; Indigenous Community Support Organization

Total Expenditures: $680,725

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), via East-West Management Institute, Inc.
2012

Provincial Public-Private Consultations for Improved Agricultural Production and Export

Bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the concerns and opportunities of public and private sectors to improve the agricultural value chain in Cambodia’s rice industry.

Total Expenditures: $95,916

Funding Sources:
Austalian Aid, via Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd.
2012

Safer Communities in Cambodia

Providing analysis and recommendations on crime prevention and community safety in Cambodia to inform future justice sector initiatives.

Total Expenditures: $85,788

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Supporting Civil Society in Cambodia

Increasing understanding and capacity among civil society organizations (CSOs) on rights related to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, and in response to challenges to their operating space. Piloting a new performance-based model of legal assistance that builds the capacity of a cadre of lawyers in crucial legal fields to improve the efficiency and results of support provided to human rights advocates on the frontlines of a shrinking civil society space. Mobilizing and building a constituency among the Cambodian legal community to improve judicial performance and bring about positive legal reform in the critical areas of freedom of expression, assembly, and association.

Local Partners:

Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR); Samreth Law Group (SLG)

Total Expenditures: $2,092

Funding Sources:
United States Department of State
2012

Supporting Female Commune Councilors in Cambodia

Strengthening the capacity and confidence of female commune councilors through participant-led forums to discuss issues of shared concern, develop strategies to improve performance, and foster a peer network of female leaders. Increasing the overall quality of women’s participation in local government and, as participants gain greater social and political legitimacy, strengthening their ability to sustain the network and affect broader systematic change.

Local Partner:

Women for Prosperity (WFP)

Total Expenditures: $14,121

Funding Sources:
European Commission
2012

Trade Facilitation and the Cost of Non-Cooperation to Consumers in the ASEAN Economic Community

Conducting a study to highlight the gains that would accrue to consumers of five ASEAN Economic Community Members (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar) from enhanced regional trade integration.  Regional workshop for public and private sectors representatives from each country conducted in Bangkok on March 29, 2012.

Total Expenditures: $23,800

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Voice, Choice and Decision (VCD) 2: Local Basic Service Delivery

Identifying and analyzing the range of formal and informal institutions and actors that enable and constrain citizen participation, voice, and accountability in basic service delivery.

Total Expenditures: $69,824

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
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