Cambodia: Sharing the benefits of sustained growth
“The most important determinant of a country’s competitiveness is its human
talent - the skills, education and productivity of its workforce. And women
account for one half of the potential talent base throughout the world. Over
time, therefore, a nation’s competitiveness depends significantly on whether
and how it educates and utilizes its female talent. To maximize its
competitiveness and development potential, each country should strive for
gender equality - such as to give women the same rights, responsibilities and
opportunities as men”
www.weforum.org The Global Gender Gap Report_2009_P24
Gender Equality will pay off with
tangible value added in the longterm.
Disparities in competitiveness in ASEAN
requires tailor made solutions and
strategies for each country.
Public investments to increase productivity
need to address inequality in access to
education by incorporating technical and
vocational education elements.
The “entrepreneurial spirit” becomes the
essential lubricant for a nation's ability to
succeed in a fast changing and ever
more competitive global marketplace.
ICT can contribute to “inclusive and
sustainable” development – by connecting
and “including” people at the “bottom of
Even people in remote rural locations are
able to build far-reaching networks that are
essential for trade and increasing the
efficiency of doing business.
Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi
Minister of Women‘s Affairs Cambodia