Cambodia

Ensuring health care for all people in Cambodia

Up to half the world’s population is missing out on basic health services and almost 100 million people are plunged into extreme poverty every year because the costs of their health care are unaffordable. Cambodia is recognised as one of the countries that made the most impressive gains in recent …

by · Friday, 6 April 2018 · Cambodia

Ensuring health care for all people in Cambodia

Up to half the world’s population is missing out on basic health services and almost 100 million people are plunged into extreme poverty every year because the costs of their health care are unaffordable. Cambodia is recognised as one of the countries that made the most impressive gains in recent …

by · Friday, 6 April 2018 · Cambodia
Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Five lessons in infrastructure pricing from East Asia and Pacific

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank

In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.
 
An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where demand and supply curves intersect.
 
For governmen…

The World Bank as Hummingbird: Leveraging Knowledge for Development Finance

The World Bank as Hummingbird: Leveraging Knowledge for Development Finance

My admiration for hummingbirds began in my native Brazil.   The hummingbird’s flight patterns may seem a mystery as they shift from one flower to the next.  But hummingbirds are immensely purposeful, agile, and proficient pollinators – among the most…

by · Wednesday, 28 March 2018 · Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia
The World Bank as Hummingbird: Leveraging Knowledge for Development Finance

The World Bank as Hummingbird: Leveraging Knowledge for Development Finance

My admiration for hummingbirds began in my native Brazil.   The hummingbird’s flight patterns may seem a mystery as they shift from one flower to the next.  But hummingbirds are immensely purposeful, agile, and proficient pollinators – among the most…

by · Wednesday, 28 March 2018 · Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

“Massive social inequalities and the country’s large number of people living in poverty pose a serious challenge to the sustainability of economic growth,” the report adds. A lack of substantial welfare-state policies, they write, increased poverty risks. Siphan, however, rejected this assessment. “We feel …

by · Tuesday, 27 March 2018 · Cambodia
Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Risk of sea-level rise: high stakes for East Asia & Pacific region countries

Home and boats on the water. Photo: ©Curt Carnemark/ World Bank

Sea level is rising, and the rise in sea level will continue beyond the year 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized today.  Expected to rise by at least one met…

PM asks international lenders to keep interest rates low

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to international lending agencies to not increase interest rates on loans used for Cambodia’s development, adding that despite recent economic progress that has helped reduce poverty, the Kingdom needs low interest rate lending to continue growth. Speaking to a …

by · Friday, 8 December 2017 · Cambodia

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
 
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore