Siv Hong Lim

Cambodian migrant worker in Thailand 

Cross-Border Labor Migration Surges in Cambodia, Raising Risk of Human Trafficking

December 14, 2016


On Monday, Cambodia celebrated a National Day Against Human Trafficking, drawing attention not only to the challenges the country faces, but also to the strides that it has made in combatting trafficking. Last year, Cambodia implemented the first national action plan against trafficking and in June, the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in… Read more


Deutsche Welle: Can Cambodia put an end to human trafficking?

August 3, 2016

Media Coverage

Deutsche Welle features an interview with The Asia Foundation’s program officer in Cambodia Lim Siv Hong on efforts to eliminate human trafficking in Cambodia: There are two main reasons behind the high prevalence of human trafficking in Cambodia.   One is undocumented migration in the face of growing economic opportunities abroad, with many C… Read more


The Dawn of a New Day for Reading in Cambodia

March 23, 2016


Cambodia marked its first National Reading Day on March 11 – a public event that calls on Cambodians to embrace a love of reading. The event was one of the many recent steps taken by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS) to improve the quality of education in Cambodia.


Educating Young Women in Rural Cambodia

May 20, 2015


The women of Cambodia have made progress in education. From 2004 to 2012, the proportion of women to men in higher education grew from 29 to 38 percent. Yet, as these numbers also show, gender disparity in education persists in Cambodia


Youth Essential to Future Sustainable Development in Cambodia

September 3, 2014


Despite a remarkable economic growth average of 7.9 percent in Cambodia over the last decade, and a drop in the poverty rate from 53 percent in 2004) to 20.5 percent in 2011, experts at the first Enrich Forum on Sustainable Development 2014 held on August 23 in Phnom Penh raised important questions about what makes such growth sustainable.


Migration Puts Cambodia’s Youth in Danger

June 5, 2013


Cambodian migrant workers sent home $256 million in remittances in 2012, 1.8 percent of the country’s GDP and the fourth highest percentage in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).