When a country emerges from decades of conflict, it takes a gigantic effort to rebuild it. In Cambodia, a book from the International Labour Organization details the reconstruction of an economy and the rebuilding of a devastated infrastructure.
Appropriate Wage Rate and Estimate of Labour Availability for a public works based on Safety Nets in Cambodia
Employment generating public works (EGPW) are an important part of Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC’s) strategy being developed through Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) to develop a comprehensive social safety net (SSN) to provide a measure of protection from shocks for the poor and vulnerable and to contribute to poverty alleviation through short-term unskilled employment.
The national forum on Social Safety Nets held in July of 2009 recognised the need for a public works component of the SSN. A working group on such a programme in the forum concluded that “the programme should be perceived not only as short-term rural infrastructure development but also as the contribution to the growth of other related sectors (e.g. agriculture, health, education)” This is important in the context of the experience with public works programmes elsewhere in the world.
Final Progress Report : May-December 2009 - Village Infrastructure Development and Employment Creation through Pro-Poor Employment-Intensive Investments in Dak Sorsor Settlement Area Battambang, Cambodia
This report presents and summarises the full details of the consultant site visits, surveys,work inspections relating to the design and improvement of village infrastructure in the settlement of Dak Sorsor in Battambang Municipality. The project has provided support to the municipal government of Battambang in its efforts to reduce poverty through pro-poor infrastructure investments and the use of employment-intensive work methods to improve living conditions and at the same time provide cash employment. The improvement works included upgrading of village access roads, drainage, water supply systems and sanitation.
Report examining the potential of micro and small enterprise development for poverty alleviation in Cambodia.
Photos and stories on the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Cambodia.
Combating trafficking in children and women in the Mekong, SELL: Sharing Experience & Lessons Learned: an ILO-IPEC good practice paper
Compiles eleven SELL notes: Baseline survey analysis; including Participatory approaches; Holistic approaches; Programme coordination; Inter-agency coordination; Capacity building; Replication and mainstreaming and Legal labour migration alternatives.
A process-based approach to combat trafficking in children and women: sharing preliminary experiences from an ILO-project in the Mekong Sub-region
Covers ILO-project combating trafficking in children and women. Includes basic organizational information, general information about the Process Based Approach, evaluation of experiences and achievements to date, conclusions and lessons learnt.
Labour migration and trafficking within the Greater Mekong Subregion: proceedings of Mekong subregional experts meeting and exploratory policy paper
Covers a joint initiative by ILO and other UN agencies working on trafficking and migration within the Greater Mekong Subregion. Includes the proceedings of a regional experts meeting discussing an explanatory paper exploring ways to regularize migration.
Speech at the ILO Workshop on Training of Trainers Concerning ILO Standards and Cambodian Labour Law
by Ms Mitsuko Horiuchi, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific