Development cooperation in Cambodia
Norwegian People’s Aid supports local organizations working for increased participation in the political debate.
Appropriation of land through forced removal is a big problem throughout the entire country, from rural districts to the heart of the capital Phnom Penh. The number of reports about such matters is a cause for concern, and still more reports are coming in from the North-Eastern part of the country toward the areas abutting Laos and Vietnam. There are reports of illegal concessions relating to large-scale timber production, mining activities, gambling casinos and tourist industry.
Faced with these challenges, Norwegian People’s Aid has pledged to work with local partners for a more just distribution of the country's wealth. We have increased our support of partners engaged in furthering democratic participation and the fair distribution of natural resources.