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August 23, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

Cooking school gives tourism in Cambodia the taste of success

However, investment in tourism industry requires software to run, including high-end chefs to work hotel and restaurant kitchens. But top chefs able to serve world-class cuisine to discerning tourists have always been hard to come by, says Pierre Tami, who arrived in Cambodia as a diplomat in 1990.

April 27, 2022 - Ratnakar Adhikari

Unlocking e-commerce in LDCs: Governments hold the key

The EIF recognises that our contribution to creating a thriving e-commerce ecosystem in LDCs is part and parcel of a bigger effort bringing together the expertise and skills of many others. While some are working together with the private sector, including small businesses, others are working with governments. While some invest in building digital infrastructure, others impart knowledge to build digital skills and yet others provide support to prepare and implement e-commerce policies.

March 15, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

Cambodia shows LDCs how to get into ecommerce

LDCs have traditionally relied on high-cost, low-impact means of showing off their goods by, for example, hiring booths at trade shows and expos. Ecommerce platforms allow them to exponentially grow the number of products they can show off to potential customers, simplify the selling process, reduce transactional costs, increase trade revenues, and boost economic growth.

July 15, 2020 - UNCTAD

Cambodia’s digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19

An uptick in business, especially in the delivery of food and essential items, is enhancing resilience in the wake of the crisis.

May 04, 2020 - Soo Hyun Kim, Yann Duval

In the world’s poorest countries, the move to digitalize trade procedures is needed now more than ever

COVID-19 is highlighting the need for paperless trade in developing countries; a recent assessment offers recommendations for how to start

December 19, 2019 - Mia Mikic

How will least developed countries in Asia fare in the trade war?

Countries that have already implemented trade-cost reducing reforms – for example trade facilitation, infrastructure, and data flows – will be better positioned to take advantage of any opportunities that arise from the trade war.

April 16, 2019 - Sven Callebaut, Cécile de Gardelle

Kemvichet Long: On helping Cambodia’s businesses enter the global ecommerce marketplace

During UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week in April 2019, Deputy Director General for International Trade at the Cambodia Ministry of Commerce talks all things e-trade

August 10, 2018 - Lisa Cornish

Using trade as a tool for development

Improving economic opportunities and prospects for the world’s least developed countries remains a key global challenge

July 13, 2018 -

Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youth

This session gathered ministers from LDCs and global leaders to discuss implementation of trade strategies and national-level plans in light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

July 09, 2018 -

Forging new paths for LDCs in multilateral and regional trade

This plenary session gathered ministerial-level officials from LDCs and high-level speakers to discuss the integration of LDCs into regional and global trading systems amid economic and political risk and uncertainty

January 16, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

How Cambodia became ‘famous’ for its trade strategy

The year is 2017 and Cambodia has stepped into a role that has been out of its reach for years — the voice of the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the Word Trade Organization.

December 08, 2017 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Cambodia's white gold

Driving through Cambodia’s country-side, one can’t help but notice the endless rice paddies that appear to extend in every direction. This should come as no surprise given that, for millennia, rice has been a central part of the country’s diet, and its most important crop. One that to this day occupies up to three quarters of the country’s cultivated land.

December 21, 2016 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade, promoting equal gender opportunities and empowering women and girls

Meet a young woman from Cambodia who received silk production training through an EIF project