Siv Hong Lim
March 13, 2019
Cambodia has a very high rate of labor migration to other countries, and a dramatically changing economic landscape. It also has very high drop-out rates in secondary schools. Cambodia’s state education system has been slowly but steadily improving under a set of ambitious, long-term reforms by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport…. Read more
April 26, 2017
Youth are a pillar of Cambodia’s national economy. An estimated 240,000 Cambodian youth enter the job market annually, but according to a recent Asia Foundation study, the majority are underprepared and lack the information needed to pursue the new high-value professions that are opening up thanks to Cambodia’s rapid economic development. The… Read more
April 19, 2017
Despite being a pillar of Cambodia’s national economy, youth lack the information to make informed decisions and plan for success in higher value-added areas of the job market. Cambodia’s rapid economic development has opened new career pathways in Cambodia, but many young people start on their career paths dependent on family or friends for guidan… Read more
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
August 3, 2016
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
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.
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
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.
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).