By: Phoak Kung
Corruption is one of the greatest challenges for Cambodia’s future political and economic development. Speaking during the first Cabinet meeting on September 26, 2013, Prime Minister Hun Sen indicated that the fight against corruption would be a top priority for the government in its fifth mandate. And the growing consensus is that corruption in the education system must be urgently addressed because it may have broader implications on efforts to tackle the problem of corruption in other government institutions.
Reform: The Future of Cambodia
by: Dr. Chheang Vannarith
Economic performance in Cambodia over the last decade has been remarkable with an average annual growth rate of about 8 percent. However, there are uncertainties and unpredictability in the post-2013 election political crisis and the economic implications of which are still looming. Political polarisation is leading to social fragmentation. There is persistent threat from labour disputes and strikes. Reforms have yet delivered concrete results. The supply of qualified skilled-labour is very limited.
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