Cambodia suggested spending more on poverty reduction

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on Cambodia to set aside a budget for its poverty reduction goal.

In a report released on September 1, UNDP said if Cambodia spends 1.5 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on social assistance, the number of poor people in the country could drop to 3 percent of the total population.

It stressed that Cambodia’s poverty reduction goal can be achieved through the development of social protection systems.

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