Entrepreneur program aims to help female street vendors challenged by pandemic, lack of legal status
A new training and investment program for female entrepreneurs will target street vendors struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Sitting on his motorcycle on the side of the road in Phnom Penh, 57-year-old moto taxi driver Moul Yi doesn’t dare to drive around in search of customers as he used to do. The price of gasoline, he says, is too high.
In the evening, casual restaurant tables closed for months are now once again set for customers as city streets fill with vendors and the flow of busy people.
The World Bank has approved $200 million worth of International Development Association (IDA) credit for Cambodia’s fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and broader economic recovery.
In an online forum celebrating the 10th International Domestic Worker Day held by the Independent Democratic of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), domestic workers called on the government to provide them with social protections under the National Social Security Fund. At the moment, only garment and textile workers are eligible to receive these benefits.