Germany Supports Cambodia with $5.7M for Local Services

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Germany Supports Cambodia with $5.7M for Local Services

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:28 pm

Germany donates $5.7 million to boost Cambodia's local services
Published 27 February 2019
(Phnom Penh Post/ANN) — The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint Cambodian government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance.
The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) in a press release on Tuesday.
The news came during the visit of German Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle, who met with Prime Minister HE and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.

“Economic growth is important, but not enough. A vibrant civil society is the engine for change and progress,” the press release quoted Barthle as saying.

“Germany is supporting Cambodia in improving its public health, advancing rural development and in moving forward on decentralisation."

“Regional projects foster trade integration and promote better labour standards. Germany is committed to continuing its efforts to clear mines in the Kingdom,” the press release said.

According to the Strategic Plan on Social Accountability for Sub-National Democratic Development 2015-2018, the government is focused on three sectors – health centres, primary schools and administrative services – in 120 communes and districts. ... ewsnetwork
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