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For Families, World Bank Project Falls Short

Hang Sal has 2 hectares of fertile land he cannot farm. His family was among the 3,000-plus awarded private plots on social land concessions set up by the Ministry of Land Management with help—and $12.7 million—mostly from the World Bank.

June 25, 2015

Study: World Bank Project for Landless Families Is Failing

A seven-year project funded by Germany and the World Bank to give secure and fertile land to some of the country’s poorest families has so far mostly failed to deliver on its goals and left most of the families no better off, according to a new study.

June 24, 2015

World Bank Urged to Speak Up for Bullied Protesters

Human Rights Watch says the World Bank is not doing enough to help people in Cambodia and elsewhere who are facing government harassment for speaking out against Bank-funded projects gone bad.

June 23, 2015

Opposition to Draft NGO Law Continues to Grow Abroad

Opposition to the latest draft of a proposed law that aims to regulate the hundreds of NGOs in the country continues to mount ahead of a pending vote, with a group of 10 international rights groups urging the government to scrap what they call a “severely flawed document.”

June 22, 2015

Gov’t, European Union Agree to First Phase of Deal for Evictees

The European Union says the Cambodian government has agreed to the first part of a comprehensive plan they have been wrangling over for more than a year to properly compensate thousands of families that have lost land to sugarcane plantations.

June 19, 2015

Despite IOM Deal, Residency Eludes Refugees

When the International Organization for Migration agreed to help Cambodia with a controversial refugee resettlement plan earlier this year, it did so on the condition that the government furnish the refugees already in the country with the paperwork they need to find employment.

June 17, 2015

New Draft of Union Law Adds Guilt by Association

An updated version of the draft Trade Union Law gives the Labor Ministry the power to suspend unions that “cooperate” or hold joint activities with groups the government deems to have caused economic sabotage or “damaged” the national interest.

June 10, 2015
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