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The Impact of Minimum Wage Hikes on Employment and Wages in Cambodia (English)

Using an event-study framework, this paper examines the impact of four minimum wage hikes between 2008 and 2015 on the Cambodian labor market. The analysis finds that, except for immediate adjustments around the time of the hikes, the minimum wage hikes did not affect participation rates in the affected sector -- garments and footwear -- or the unaffected sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8839 MAY 02, 2019

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (English)

Preliminary estimates show real growth achieved a four-year high of 7.5 percent in 2018, compared to 7.0 percent in 2017. Driven primarily by rapid expansion of exports and robust internal demand, the economy performed better-than expected. ... See More +

Working Paper 136575 MAY 01, 2019

Ly,Sodeth; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Phim,Runsinarith; Ky,Linna; Tong,Kimsun; Provo,Anne Marie; Nagpal,Somil; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T. Disclosed

Impact Evaluation of Service Delivery Grants to Improve Quality of Health Care Delivery in Cambodia : Baseline Study Report (English)

Though structured as a ‘baseline report’ for the ongoing impact evaluation of Service Delivery Grants in Cambodia, the purpose of this report is two-fold: to provide an overview of the health system innovation in Cambodia that constituted the backdrop for the Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQIP) and for the specific interventions which are being evaluated here; and to present the baseline findings of the Service Delivery Grants (SDG) impact evaluation. ... See More +

Working Paper 136647 APR 01, 2019

Nagpal,Somil; Bauhoff,Sebastian Peter Alexander; Song,Kayla Soo Young; Jithitikulchai,Theepakorn; Vong,Sreytouch; Kohli,Manveen Kaur Disclosed

Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)

This paper sheds light on key innovation patterns and constraints within a selected set of developing East Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8706 JAN 17, 2019

Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana Disclosed

Microfinance and Household Welfare : Cambodia Policy Note (English)

Cambodia's openness to trade and financial flows has fueled one of the fastest credit growth episodes in Asia.A remarkable expansion in formal microfinance lenders contributed to increased access to credit. ... See More +

Working Paper 128266 JAN 01, 2019

Tong,Kimsun; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Mel,Sokim; Pimhidzai,Obert; Anantavrasilpa,Ratchada; Popovic,Andrej Disclosed

Cambodia Education Sector : Public Expenditure Tracking and Quality of Service Delivery Survey (English)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), together with key Development Partners, conducted a Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) and Quality of Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) for the education sector in Cambodia. ... See More +

Other Education Study 136674 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Cambodia's Cross-Cutting Reforms : Public Financial Management, Decentralization, and Public Administration Reforms - Achievements, Coordination, Challenges, and Next Steps (English)

This note analyzes the progress of three public sector reforms (Public Financial Management, Public Administration, and Decentralization and Deconcentration) in Cambodia and describes how their design, implementation, and institutional arrangements can be better sequenced and coordinated. ... See More +

Working Paper 128706 DEC 01, 2018

So,Sokbunthoeun; Sissoko,Fily; Kurshid Bhatti, Zubair Disclosed

Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (Khmer)

Economic growth remains strong, driven primarily by robust expansion in consumption and exports. Domestic demand has been boosted by higher wage growth and larger public investments, with fiscal expansion serving as stimulus. ... See More +

Working Paper 132482 NOV 27, 2018

English Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Cambodia (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131615 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (English)

The World Bank prepared three background studies as inputs for the development of the Cambodia Logistics Master Plan led by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in 2017–2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 131518 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (Vol. 2) (English)

The World Bank prepared three background studies as inputs for the development of the Cambodia Logistics Master Plan led by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in 2017–2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 131518 OCT 01, 2018

Nguyen,Lan Van; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Artuso,Fabio; Chea,Marong; Ganz Carulla,Federico; Kunaka,Charles; Meeuws,Rene; de Leijer, Harrie; Banomyong,Ruth Disclosed

Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (English)

Economic growth remains strong, driven primarily by robust expansion in consumption and exports. Domestic demand has been boosted by higher wage growth and larger public investments, with fiscal expansion serving as stimulus. ... See More +

Working Paper 132482 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Long-term impacts of alternative approaches to increase schooling : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)

This paper reports on a randomized experiment to investigate the long-term effects of a primary school scholarship program in rural Cambodia. In 2008, fourth-grade students in 207 randomly assigned schools (103 treatment, 104 control) received scholarships based on the students' academic performance in math and language or their level of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8566 AUG 23, 2018

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; De Barros,Andreas; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

Cambodia - Achieving the potential of urbanization (Cambodian)

Urbanization in Cambodia offers the potential for inclusive growth and poverty reduction. The proportion of people living in cities is on the rise, and many of the drivers of growth for the country are urban based industries such as manufacturing, tourism, and trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 127247 AUG 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Cambodia - Achieving the potential of urbanization (English)

Urbanization in Cambodia offers the potential for inclusive growth and poverty reduction. The proportion of people living in cities is on the rise, and many of the drivers of growth for the country are urban based industries such as manufacturing, tourism, and trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 127247 AUG 01, 2018

Sok, Chamroen; Phuong Phen, Huyen Thi; Baker,Judy L.; Van Woerden,Frank; Ou,Narya; Xiyuan Lin, Sarah; Johnson,Erik Caldwell; Kikutake,Natsuko; Tep,Makathy; Mcwilliams,Katie L.; Leng,Bunlong Cambodian Disclosed

Joint effects of parenting and nutrition status on child development : evidence from rural Cambodia (English)

Substantial work has demonstrated that early nutrition and home environments, including the degree to which children receive cognitive stimulation and emotional support from parents, play a profound role in influencing early childhood development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8529 JUL 12, 2018

Berkes,Jan Lukas; Raikes,Abbie; Bouguen,Adrien; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

Entrepreneurial Cambodia : Cambodia Policy Note (English)

Entrepreneurship is multi-faceted, with a range of factors influencing the success of growth-oriented enterprises. A well-functioning entrepreneurship ecosystem includes six pillars: skilled human capital,well-functioning markets, an encouraging policy environment, availability of financing, anentrepreneurship-friendly culture, and supportive entrepreneurship organizations and networks. ... See More +

Working Paper 128265 JUN 01, 2018

Nguyen,Lan Van; Sak,Sambath; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ehst,Michael Disclosed

Benefiting from the Digital Economy : Cambodia Policy Note (English)

While Cambodia has achieved stellar growth and poverty reduction over the last two decades, the next wave of growth is anticipated to come from increasing value-added as well as nurturing new sectors such as the Digital Economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 128267 JUN 01, 2018

Larson,Bradley Robert; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Neumann,James L.; Beschorner,Natasha Disclosed

Realizing the Promise of Social Assistance : Cambodia Policy Note (English)

Although Cambodia has become one of the world’s leaders in poverty reduction, two-thirds of its population remains poor or economically vulnerable, with a large number of households moving in and out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 128268 JUN 01, 2018

Zambra Taibo,Claudia; Beng,Simeth; Hoyning,Karl Petter; Provo,Anne Marie; O'Keefe,Philip B. Disclosed

Cambodia economic update : recent economic developments and outlook (English)

While the economy continues to expand rapidly in Cambodia, real GDP growth eased to 6.8percent in 2017 from 7 percent in 2016. Cambodia therefore bucked the regional trend, asmost developing countries in East Asia experienced a growth acceleration in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 126030 APR 30, 2018

Ly,Sodeth; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Cunningham,Wendy Khmer Disclosed

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Hikes on Employment and Wages in Cambodia (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 WPS8839 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136575 Working Paper
Impact Evaluation of Service Delivery Grants to Improve Quality of Health Care Delivery in Cambodia : Baseline Study Report (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136647 Working Paper
Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8706 Policy Research Working Paper
Microfinance and Household Welfare : Cambodia Policy Note (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 128266 Working Paper
Cambodia Education Sector : Public Expenditure Tracking and Quality of Service Delivery Survey (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 136674 Other Education Study
Cambodia's Cross-Cutting Reforms : Public Financial Management, Decentralization, and Public Administration Reforms - Achievements, Coordination, Challenges, and Next Steps (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 128706 Working Paper
Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (Khmer)
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NOV 27, 2018 132482 Working Paper English
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Cambodia (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131615 Working Paper
Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131518 Working Paper
Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (Vol. 2) (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131518 Working Paper
Cambodia Economic Update : Recent Economic Developments and Outlook (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 132482 Working Paper
Long-term impacts of alternative approaches to increase schooling : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)
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AUG 23, 2018 WPS8566 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Achieving the potential of urbanization (Cambodian)
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AUG 01, 2018 127247 Working Paper English
Cambodia - Achieving the potential of urbanization (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 127247 Working Paper Cambodian
Joint effects of parenting and nutrition status on child development : evidence from rural Cambodia (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8529 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurial Cambodia : Cambodia Policy Note (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 128265 Working Paper
Benefiting from the Digital Economy : Cambodia Policy Note (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 128267 Working Paper
Realizing the Promise of Social Assistance : Cambodia Policy Note (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 128268 Working Paper
Cambodia economic update : recent economic developments and outlook (English)
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APR 30, 2018 126030 Working Paper Khmer