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Development impact bond targets sanitation in Cambodia

The government of Cambodia has made a commitment to becoming open defecation free by 2025 and a new development impact bond — the first in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector — aims to help the country get there.

In Cambodia, a tobacco control campaign helped. But now what?

“When you smoke around kids, you expose them to thousands of chemicals that are killing them alive …” begins a public service announcement by Cambodia’s National Center for Health Promotion and NGO Cambodia Movement for Health.

Key takeaways from Australia’s 2018 aid budget. The losers: Indonesia and Cambodia

The boost to assistance for PNG and the Solomon Islands came at a toll for Indonesia and Cambodia. As growing economies, both are transitioning to a partnership approach between Australia and their governments, and as such, both had allocations reduced, with some of that money presumably allocated for the undersea cable between Australia, PNG, and the Solomon Islands.

In Cambodia, payments to protect an endangered bird are no simple matter

At the tip of a small sandbar jutting into the Mekong, four fishermen unfurl a net, half an eye on the old man lecturing them. In a gravelly voice, 64-year-old Meak Phoeurn informs the group that this is a conservation area, that there is a rare bird nearby and they better stay away from her eggs.