Cambodia

Weekly Update: Asia

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.

Weekly Update: Asia

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.

Weekly Update: Asia

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.

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – CIPE anti-corruption partner Silaka conducted its first radio broadcast promoting awareness of the CIPE-Silaka anti-corruption program, and of the importance of civic involvement in anti-corruption issues. As part of its partnership with CIPE, Silaka assembled a coalition of local NGOs, businesses and village leaders in Kampong Thom province, and CIPE helped Silaka build the capacity of this coalition to serve as an anti-corruption watchdog and good governance advocate.

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) recently recruited three business associations as members of CAMFEBA, the first step of an initiative with CIPE to strengthen private business associations in Cambodia. These three business associations will undergo a diagnostic assessment that evaluates their institutional weaknesses and areas of need. This review will establish baselines for assessing each organization’s improvement over time.

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – Silaka, CIPE’s anti-corruption partner in Cambodia, has assembled a coalition of local NGOs, small businesses and village representatives in a select province of Cambodia, and has built the capacity of this grassroots coalition to function as an anti-corruption watchdog and good governance advocate at the local level of government.

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – Silaka, CIPE’s anti-corruption partner in Cambodia, recently conducted a “bidder registration workshop” for local companies in Kampong Thom province. CIPE is partnering with Silaka to reduce corruption and promote transparency in local government spending in Cambodia, and one component of this highly innovative program is to help more local companies participate in local government tenders. CIPE believes that increased competition will make bribery and other illegalities more difficult, and consequently less prevalent.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) convened a strategic review session with the other business associations that are part of the Collective Action Against Corruption initiative, made up of over 230 Thai and multinational firms. These other business groups include the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, and the Thai Bankers Associations. This meeting was required because IOD’s term as secretariat is set to expire at the end of this year.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE participates in corporate governance conference in Pakistan; CIPE partner in Cambodia conducts three-day anti-corruption training workshop; CIPE partners in Kenya launch popular version of the Micro Small Enterprise Legislation

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – Asia Program Officer John Morrell is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia leading CIPE's business association development program there. Using business association experts from CIPE's office in Pakistan, and advocacy trainers from the Philippines, CIPE is conducting a week-long intensive training session for the Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA). CAMFEBA is Cambodia's largest independent business association.

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