Advancing Social Protection in Cambodia

Advancing social protection in Cambodia extends social protection coverage and quality of provisions by improving operational capabilities of social protection institutions and the adaptability of existing schemes to the characteristics and needs of those working in the informal sector and the vulnerable. The project is a joint collaboration between ILO, UNICEF and the EU Delegation in Cambodia over a 4 years’ time frame.

Background

Advancing Social Protection in Cambodia (ASPC) focuses on extending social protection coverage and increasing the quality of service provision by improving institutional capabilities and the adaptability of existing schemes to meet the needs of informal workers and those living in poverty or vulnerable situations.

Project outcomes


The project’s main outcome is to ensure that more women and men in Cambodia have increased access to a more effective, efficient, accountable and sustainable gender-responsive social protection system, including through:

1. extension of social security coverage to workers not covered, and improvements in the quality and depth of services for those who are covered

2. introducing elements of integration between social security and social assistance pillars, while modernizing the NSSF

3. enhancing capabilities in the provision of social assistance programmes and complementary programmes to increase the inclusion of extremely poor and at-risk populations.

Target Groups:

The key target groups for this project will be the vulnerable population in Cambodia which includes all Cambodians who are not socially protected by any social protection schemes. These include workers in the informal sector and other vulnerable population groups such as the youth, the elders, persons living with disabilities, rural poor, and the Cambodian population living in near poverty.
Geographical focus: National focus

Main partners:

General Secretariat of the Committee on Economic and Financial Policy (GS-CEFP); General Secretariat of the National Social Protection Council (GS-NSPC); Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC); Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MISTI); Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF); Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT); National Social Security Fund (NSSF); Cambodian Federation of Employers’ Associations (CAMFEBA) and sectorial associations; sectoral trade unions.

For further information please contact

Mr Finn KOH
Programme Manager
ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
Email: koh@ilo.org

Ms Sokgech HENG
National Project Coordinator
ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
Email: heng@ilo.org

Mr Giulio BORDON
Technical Officer
ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
Email: bordon@ilo.org