Monday, April 27, 2009

Life in Cambodia on $1.50 A Day

Life in Cambodia on $1.50 A Day

As the global economy continues to falter, concern is rising for those living on the margins of society. Cambodia has enjoyed more than a decade of solid growth but, as that slows, more and more people are being left by the wayside.

Opposition politicians say corruption means that most of the foreign aid coming into the country is not reaching those in need.

It should be noted that about half of Cambodians live on a dollar and a half a day and while Cambodia has a development plan to end endemic poverty by 2020, the country is likely unable to turn the corner unless it tackles governance and corruption problems.

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