Global Financial Crisis and Vulnerability in Cambodia

The global financial crisis of 2008 has aggravated poverty and inequality through contractions in employment, consumption and investment. While there have been a number of studies of the effect of the crisis on Cambodia, there have been few on the coping strategies of the poor at the household level. This project seeks to capture the impact of the global crisis on Cambodian households in terms of economic variables such as income, consumption, employment and assets. Analyzing data from two longitudinal surveys, targeted surveys and other secondary sources, researchers will identify vulnerable households and how they have coped with the crisis. They will also assess the effectiveness of formal and informal safety nets. And, they will provide input to high-level policy discussions on national social protection measures.

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Start Date

Monday, November 1, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Due, Evan

Total funding

CA$ 157,600


Cambodia, Far East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Tong Kimsun


Cambodia Development Resource Institute

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