Review on Social Protection for Vulnerable Group in Cambodia to Poverty Reduction

Rathny Suy, Leaksmy Chhay, Dinara Bekbauova, Aigul Islamjanova, Issah Iddrisu


Social protection is a principal device in progressing comprehensive development and, supportable and socially just development; moreover, social protection has ascended as a widespread arrangement of instruments planned to help individuals, households and communities to better manage risk, shocks and extreme poverty. The National Social Protection Strategy of Cambodia gives the particular purpose of social protection as that assists people cope with major sources of poverty and vulnerability while in the meantime advancing human development. It comprises of abroad set of arrangements and instruments intended to ensure people, households and communities against the financial, economic and social results of diverse dangers, risks, shocks and to bring them out of poverty. In Cambodia, social protection has expanded more thought since the arrival of the National Social Protection Strategy for the Poor and Vulnerable (NSPS) in 2011. The NSPS provides policy guidelines and activity arrangements to reinforce the social protection system in the country. Institutionally, the experience of a social safety net is nothing new to Cambodia, but the term and understanding might be conceptually separate. Cambodia is facing significant sources of vulnerability. The majority of vulnerable groups are children, women, people with disability, and the elderly. Poverty, growth inequality, social exclusion and lack of access to public services and opportunities are the main causes of vulnerability. This paper depicts about social protection policy of Cambodia, scope of SP, and presently facing the challenge of social protection in Cambodia; furthermore reviews on social protection framework and existing of social protection to reduce poverty that being embraced by government intervention.

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