Research note

Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 3

This issue of the Bulletin outlines the process and criteria used to adjust Cambodia’s minimum wage. The analysis is based on official statistics, mainly from the Ministry of Commerce, The Cambodia Investment Board, the National Institute of Statistics and the National Bank of Cambodia.

Cambodia’s minimum wage, which applies only to the garment and footwear sector, is a matter of great interest to hundreds of thousands of workers in the sector, as well as their employers and others in the garment and footwear supply chain. The annual process that used to adjust the minimum wage includes a key role for government, unions, and employers’ representatives, and involves consideration of evidence relating to the a number of social and economic criterial.