Siv Hong Lim


Investing in Cambodia’s Adolescent Girls

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


Shaping Professional Development in Cambodia

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

A volunteer makes a Career Introductory Video 

Career Introductory Videos for Youth: Shaping Visions for Professional Development

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

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


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.