USAID Cambodia Announces Major Social Accountability Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 19, 2019

USAID/Cambodia announced a major initiative to strengthen social accountability for public service delivery in urban areas of several Cambodian provinces.  This effort, made up of several coordinated activities, will help citizens and authorities improve the availability and quality of services such as primary education, healthcare, waste collection,  and administrative services.

“This is a coordinated, five-year effort,” stated USAID/Cambodia Mission Director Veena Reddy.  “It will deploy cutting edge technology that will allow citizens and officials to monitor and use data to improve key public services affecting all Cambodians.”

The initiative includes “Innovations for Social Accountability” an activity implemented by FHI360 to enable real-time citizen feedback to improve health, education, water, and other services in urban areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampot provinces.

An effort to improve data on solid waste management in Battambang and Banteay Meanchey, through the “Tech for Green Cities” activity, is led by the Institute for Development Impact (I4DI).  A similar program is underway in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom through the “Solid Waste Accountability Platform” activity, implemented by Triangle Environmental Health Initiative.  The “One Window Service Offices - Platform to Enhance Accountability,” an activity implemented by Nickol Global Solutions, LLC, will help Cambodian citizens monitor and improve administrative services in Battambang.

About USAID/Cambodia

Reaching all 25 Cambodian provinces, USAID works with Cambodian and international partners to implement a range of programs that benefit all Cambodians.  Our work focuses on strengthening democratic governance and human rights; improving health and nutrition; supporting education and child development; increasing agricultural production and food security; conserving forests and watersheds; and helping farmers and households adapt to and mitigate the impact of natural hazards.

For more information:

Channyda CHHAY
Information Specialist, Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh