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Cambodia - The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA), CIPE’s first-time partner to strengthen private business associations in Cambodia, held its eighth Communication and Advocacy training program. During this two-day training, representatives from four business associations learned methods for effective policy advocacy. Additionally, participants learned to identify various stakeholders and indicators that measure advocacy effectiveness.

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Cambodia- Silaka, a Cambodian NGO working with CIPE on a local government anti-corruption program in Cambodia, recently monitored a provincial government tender award in the province of Kampong Thom. This most recent tender was for a rural roads project, and was the 12th contract award that Silaka and its coalition partners have monitored. Numerous irregularities were observed and documented. While none of these irregularities prove that corruption took place in the tender, they are red flags for corruption risks.

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Thirty-five business associations convene at the sixth annual National Business Agenda conference in Moldova; CIPE partner holds national conference on corruption in local government in Cambodia; CIPE partner participates in conference on future of Nepal

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Cambodia – The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations recently held its fourth Human Resource Symposium. As part of the effort to strengthen private business associations in Cambodia, this symposium focused on strategic workforce planning and maximizing HR functionalities. More than 100 staff from a number of business associations participated in the symposium focused on developing effective workforce strategies to allow businesses to achieve their long-term goals.

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Cambodia – Silaka, a Cambodian NGO working with CIPE on a local government anti-corruption program in Cambodia, monitored a provincial government tender award in the province of Kampong Thom in late August. Leading a coalition of local NGOs, businesses and village officials in the province, Silaka and its coalition partners serve as a local government procurement monitor in an effort to reduce corruption.

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China – The Unirule Institute of Economics continued its series of public policy forums in Beijing with a discussion titled “A Comparative Study of China’s Supply and Demand Structure.” Academy of Macroeconomic Research Institute Professor Song Li explained that the process by which China can move from “Made in China” to “Invented in China” is hindered by heavy business taxes and a lack of policy reforms.

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Cambodia - The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations conducted a training program for four industry groups with a focus on basic financial management, and communications and skills training. Training for these new and developing associations is crucial to CIPE’s long-term goal of developing a network of representative and effective business associations in the country.

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Philippines – CIPE partner the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) held its 10th Performance Governance System (PGS) boot camp in Manila. This boot camp is one of the largest and most advanced training programs that ISA conducts for PGS participating cities and agencies. During the three-day intensive training, participants from 10 local government units learned about the process through which cities implement reforms that transform their policymaking processes and bureaucratic structures.

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Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) added 31 additional companies to its Collective Action Against Corruption Coalition, bringing the total number of companies in this anti-corruption coalition to 323. Moreover, IOD is now aggressively implementing its certification mechanism, a methodology developed by CIPE and IOD in which coalition companies undergo a thorough review that verifies whether or not they are actually living up to the standards of the IOD-led coalition.

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Cambodia – The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations conducted a training program for three small business associations. As the participating business groups are all in early stages of development, this training program provided very basic and introductory instruction.

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