Chronic Poverty


Poverty in Cambodia

A charcoal seller in Phnom Penh

What does poverty mean in Cambodia? This is the simplest but the most difficult question to answer. Some people say, ‘Less money defines poverty’. Others say, ‘Lack of access to basic needs and services for human life defines poverty’.


Social Protection and Chronic Poverty in Cambodia: What types of Social Protection interventions reduce chronic poverty?

This dissertation aims to consider the potential of Social Protection interventions against chronic poverty in Cambodia. Through an asset-based approach in order to identify the chronic poor and their major coping strategies against common shocks, this study attempts to suggest an effective social protection framework for the reduction of chronic poverty in the county.