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Government officials at the registration desk at the National Assembly on July 28, 2022. (CamboJA/Pring Samrang)

World Bank: Higher Government Salaries Haven’t Improved Country Outcomes

A new report from the World Bank found that an increase in Cambodia’s government spending, fueled in part by across-the-board salary increases, has not resulted in better outcomes in the country. The government could use public spending on social services more effectively to improve health and education outcomes, according to the report written at the request of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.