Entrepreneur program aims to help female street vendors challenged by pandemic, lack of legal status

A female street vendor sells fruit in Phnom Penh, November 30, 2021.CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A new training and investment program for female entrepreneurs will target street vendors struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

High price of gasoline hits low-income informal workers hard

Gasoline prices displayed at a gas station in Phnom Penh, November 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

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.

More business resumed as government moves toward full reopening

A recently reopened restaurant in Phnom Penh, October 19, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

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.

World Bank approves $200 million for Cambodia’s fight against COVID-19

Laborers work at a construction site in Phnom Penh, picture taken on June 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

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.

Domestic workers call for social protections amid “slave-like” conditions

Domestic workers bring their employers' children to play outside in Phnom Penh, June 16, 2021.CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

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.