- Published on 19 November 2012
On the occasion of the 21 st ASEAN Summit and 7th East Asia Summit from 18-20 November 2012 inPhnom Penh, Cambodia, we respectfully call on the ASEAN, and international community, to upholdcommitments to protect the Mekong River by immediately calling for a cancellation to the plans to build the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River mainstream in northern Laos. As participants of the 2nd ACSC/ASEAN People Forum, held in Phnom Penh from 14-16 November 2012, we acknowledge that the Mekong River Basin is the lifeblood to more than 60 million people in the region.
- Published on 14 March 2013
On March 07, 2013, a group of different stakeholders met at a workshop at Sunway hotel in Phnom Penh to find out what the global Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2012 has revealed about Cambodia’s situation and progress with regards to budget transparency, accountability and participation.
Hosted by The NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF)—the institution undertaking the OBS 2012—along with Advocacy and Policy Institute (API), Cambodians Resource Revenue Transparency (CRRT), Oxfam and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia), the launch workshop was participated and attended by over a hundred participants from various government ministries, development partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), research institutions, universities and the media. Speakers and commentators on the survey findings comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), World Bank, Cambodia Economic Association (CEA), NGO Education Partnership (NEP), Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), API and NGOF who shared a common view on the importance of the OBS and its findings for Cambodia, with emphases on different details.
- Published on 22 March 2013
Recently, The NGO Forum on Cambodia and World Vision Cambodia have launched an important new report, Access to Land Title in Cambodia where more than hundred people from different local and international NGOs, government , medias and community members participated. The report reviews the progress of Systematic Land Registration (SLR) in four areas: Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham and Preah Sihanouk provinces, and areas of Phnom Penh. The study provides important insight into how the SLR process is being undertaken.
The study found that, while the process appears to have been conducted appropriately for those who had access to the system in two of the four study areas, in Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk provinces there were widespread exclusions from the SLR process. There were also significant disputes involving high numbers of households in conflict with small numbers of influential people.