Session 3 Wb Cso Engagement Cambodia Presentation

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Session 3 Wb Cso Engagement Cambodia Presentation

  1. 1. 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
  2. 4. CONTENTS <ul><li>Civil Society in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement between the World Bank and Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
  3. 5. 1. Cambodian Civil Society <ul><li>Cambodian civil society emerged in 1992 and 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>- Today there are approximate 2,000 registered NGOs in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society NGOs/trade unions concentrate on human rights, democracy, fair election and relief work. </li></ul><ul><li>Communities/CBOs are established by grass-roots </li></ul>
  4. 6. 1. Cambodian Civil Society (End) <ul><li>- At the beginning, the government did not recognize NGOs as legitimate political actors. </li></ul><ul><li>- So far, NGOs are still oppressed and intimidated by the government. </li></ul>
  5. 7. 2. World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia <ul><li>Supporting good governance, such as reforming legal and judicial systems, restructuring the public sector (including the civil service), and demobilizing the military; </li></ul><ul><li>Building physical infrastructure -particularly roads, water supply, and electricity - in rural and provincial areas to increase access to services and productive activities; </li></ul>
  6. 8. 2. World Bank Assistance and Grant Support in Cambodia (End) <ul><li>Rebuilding human capital by increasing access to and the </li></ul><ul><li>quality of health-care services and investing in education </li></ul><ul><li>and skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating private sector development in traditional and </li></ul><ul><li>non-traditional sectors, including supporting rural income </li></ul><ul><li>generation, through a combination of policy work, </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging regular constructive dialogue between the </li></ul><ul><li>government and the private sector, and providing direct </li></ul><ul><li>support to business ventures. </li></ul>
  7. 9. 3. Engagement between Civil Society and the World Bank <ul><li>Program Enhance Civil Society for Social Accountability (PECSA) </li></ul><ul><li>- First Social Accountability School (SAS) </li></ul><ul><li>- Mentoring and Coaching on SAS </li></ul><ul><li>- Exposure Visit in the Philippines and India on SAS </li></ul><ul><li>Social Land Concession </li></ul><ul><li>Small grants for NGOs and CBOs </li></ul>
  8. 10. 4. Recommendations <ul><li>CSOs should be an equal partner with the World Bank; to take part in designing the methodologies and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Build Capacity of CSOs so they can effectively work with the government </li></ul><ul><li>The country plans have to be jointly developed by the government and CSOs </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention!!! </li></ul>

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