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The overall sustainability of the CSO sector in Cambodia did not change notably in 2021. Though legal environment, financial viability, advocacy, and sectoral infrastructure all registered slight deteriorations in 2021,
organizational capacity recorded a slight improvement, while service provision and public image remained unchanged. Deteriorations in the space were primarily spurred by ongoing government restrictions and
harassment, both in response to COVID-19 and more broadly, and decreasing available funds. At the same time, however, CSOs improved their adaptability and were able to better retain staff in 2021. While the public rewarded their work in the midst of the health crisis with greater trust and understanding, media coverage of CSO contributions remained limited.
2020 Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index For CAMBODIA
The overall sustainability of the CSO sector in Cambodia slightly deteriorated in 2020, with slight declines in four of the seven dimensions—organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, and public image— and a moderate decline in the legal environment. CSOs working on human rights and democracy issues continued to confront significant challenges in the operation and implementation of their programs. Service provision and the infrastructure supporting the sector remained unchanged.
2019 Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index For Asia, 6th Edition
The Index reports on the state of CSO sectors in nine countries in Asia, including Cambodia. The Index addresses both advances and setbacks in seven key components or “dimensions” of the sustainability of civil society sectors: legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, sectoral infrastructure, and public image. Future Forum produced the Cambodia country report with gracious support from our many colleagues in the kingdom.
Enduring the Pandemic: Rapid Survey on the Impact of Covid-19 on MSMEs in the Tourism Sector and Households in Cambodia
This report, produced by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Centre for Policy Studies, Angkor Research and Consulting, and Future Forum, presents the findings from two surveys in Cambodia conducted in 2020 to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the tourism sector.
Covid-19 Economic Impact Study
Recognising a critical gap in ground-level data, Future Forum and Angkor Research and Consulting are jointly undertaking an economic impact study on Covid-19. Specifically, the project is studying the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Cambodian citizens occupying activities that are expected to be hit the hardest by the pandemic.