TEST Application Cultivates Reading Culture for Young Cambodians

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Each year, Cambodian schools struggle to recruit enough teachers to meet the growing school-age population. The average student-teacher ratio is approximately 46 to 1, with classrooms in some provinces exceeding 62 students per instructor. The shortage is particularly acute in primary schools. This high ratio generally consumes the time teachers need to test and score […]
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First Cambodian Technovation Mentor Goes to Global Pitch in Silicon Valley

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By Lydet PIDOR ICT Learning Officer Development Innovations This year, our very own ICT Learning Officer, Lydet Pidor, was invited to the U.S. to be part of the first Master Educators trained to take charge of the Technovation program in their home countries. Over three weeks in July, Lydet travelled not only to San Francisco […]
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Leveraging Mobiles to Boost Efficiencies in the Rural Sanitation Market

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Major gains have been made in providing clean water, sanitation infrastructure and improving hygiene behaviors in Cambodia in recent years. Local markets for commodities to support access to clean water and sanitation began to develop in the past decade and local stakeholders and the Royal Government of Cambodia have made it a priority to improve […]
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Hotline and Mobile App Improve Access to Public Service

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According to the corruption watchdog Transparency International, Cambodia recorded the lowest score among Southeast Asian countries on their 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), with 21 out of a possible 100 points. The index, which measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption, placed Cambodia at 150th worldwide in the study of 168 countries. Through its […]
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Top Prize App Wants to Connect Cambodians to Trusted Doctors

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Startup Weekend, often known by the tagline “No Talk, All Action”, is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. They provide a space where anyone is welcome to share ideas, form teams to pitch business ideas, receive feedback from their peers, test […]
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Startup Weekend Helps Boost Business

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In front of a house on a quiet street in Phnom Penh, 24 year old Kong Soliya (known as Jay) gives instructions to another man, who leaves quickly on his green motorbike. Behind him is a row of green motor bikes equipped with storage boxes behind each driver’s seat. This is the “office” of a […]
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Tech Expo Showcases ICT4D in Cambodia

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Tech firms and CSOs converge to share technology solutions for development challenges In one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing  economies, access to technology is expanding rapidly. As more Cambodians purchase smartphones and are able to access the Internet,  interest in using new technology to achieve development outcomes continues to grow. “Cambodian people really hunger to […]
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