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Session 3   Wb Cso Engagement Cambodia Presentation Session 3 Wb Cso Engagement Cambodia Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Modalities of Engagement between CSOs and the World Bank World Bank, 18-20 June, 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia Land Is Life - “Working Together for Equal Access to Natural Resources” Presented by Mr. Nhek Thodollar, Executive Director of Land Is Life
    • Civil Society in Cambodia
    • World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia
    • Engagement between the World Bank and Civil Society
    • Recommendations
  • 1. Cambodian Civil Society
    • Cambodian civil society emerged in 1992 and 1993
    • - Today there are approximate 2,000 registered NGOs in Cambodia
    • Civil society NGOs/trade unions concentrate on human rights, democracy, fair election and relief work.
    • Communities/CBOs are established by grass-roots
  • 1. Cambodian Civil Society (End)
    • - At the beginning, the government did not recognize NGOs as legitimate political actors.
    • - So far, NGOs are still oppressed and intimidated by the government.
  • 2. World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia
    • Supporting good governance, such as reforming legal and judicial systems, restructuring the public sector (including the civil service), and demobilizing the military;
    • Building physical infrastructure -particularly roads, water supply, and electricity - in rural and provincial areas to increase access to services and productive activities;
  • 2. World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia (End)
    • Rebuilding human capital by increasing access to and the
    • quality of health-care services and investing in education
    • and skills development
    • Facilitating private sector development in traditional and
    • non-traditional sectors, including supporting rural income
    • generation, through a combination of policy work,
    • encouraging regular constructive dialogue between the
    • government and the private sector, and providing direct
    • support to business ventures.
  • 3. Engagement between Civil Society and the World Bank
    • Program Enhance Civil Society for Social Accountability (PECSA)
    • - First Social Accountability School (SAS)
    • - Mentoring and Coaching on SAS
    • - Exposure Visit in the Philippines and India on SAS
    • Social Land Concession
    • Small grants for NGOs and CBOs
  • 4. Recommendations
    • CSOs should be an equal partner with the World Bank; to take part in designing the methodologies and strategies
    • Build Capacity of CSOs so they can effectively work with the government
    • The country plans have to be jointly developed by the government and CSOs
    • Thank you for your attention!!!