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Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 8:00am

USAID/Cambodia announced a major initiative to strengthen social accountability for public service delivery in urban areas of several Cambodian provinces.  This effort, made up of several coordinated activities, will help citizens and authorities improve the availability and quality of services such as primary education, healthcare, waste collection,  and administrative services.

“This is a coordinated, five-year effort,” stated USAID/Cambodia Mission Director Veena Reddy.  “It will deploy cutting edge technology that will allow citizens and officials to monitor and use data to improve key public services affecting all Cambodians.”

The initiative includes “Innovations for Social Accountability” an activity implemented by FHI360 to enable real-time citizen feedback to improve health, education, water, and other services in urban areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampot provinces.

USAID Launches Key Projects for a Healthier Cambodia
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00am

Two new projects from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will address key healthcare challenges for Cambodians, including maternal and child health, and disease prevention and control.  The projects, Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity (EQHA) and Promoting Healthy Behaviors (PHB), which launched April 8, 2019, will work with a broad range of key public and private sector health stakeholders and underscore the U.S. government’s support for improving healthcare in Cambodia, today.

Key Decision Makers Tackle Priority Issues and Actions to Conserve Cambodia’s Forest and Cultural Heritage
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (All day)

Today, local and international representatives from the public and private sectors joined together for an inception and learning event held by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) new Greening Prey Lang program. The event convened more than one hundred partners working toward sustainable and effective management of the Prey Lang Extended Landscape (PLEL). Participants discussed findings from an extensive period of research and consultations undertaken by the program and shared information and better practices related to law enforcement, protected area zoning and management, and sustainable financing.

New Scholarship and Research Grant Launched at  the Royal University of Agriculture
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

A new agriculture scholarship and research grant – supported by the U.S. government – was launched at Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) today in a ceremony observed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, H.E. Veng Sakhon and U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Up to $15 million will soon be available to agricultural activities in Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, and Pursat provinces as part of a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority (DCA), AMK Microfinance Institution Plc, LOLC (Cambodia) Plc, and RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) Plc. The seven-year program seeks to address the current lack of financing for agriculture development.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, three-year, US$ 3 million initiative that will help close financing gaps that fund universal water supply and sanitation services in Cambodia, today. The “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance” (WASH-FIN) activity will help the private sector make piped water available to those in need.

New Project to Boost Cambodian Horticulture
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

His Excellency Ty Sokun, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, and USAID Cambodia Mission Director Polly Dunford launched “Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II” today, a project that aims to accelerate the growth of Cambodia’s commercial horticulture in the provinces of Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom. The project is funded by the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond to Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

United States announces new contribution to help preserve  Cambodia’s historical documents
Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. government announced $5.8 million in additional endowment support to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) that will boost the sustainability of the organization and its efforts to promote national peace and reconciliation through the preservation (both physically and digitally) of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era historical records.

New Effort to Help Heal the Effects of Violence through Art
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge. This project is managed by a consortium of four Cambodian organizations: the Khmer Arts Academy (KAA); Kdei Karuna (KdK); the Bophana Center; and the Transcultural Psychological Organization (TPO).


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