Supporting the National Social Protection Policy Framework in Cambodia


Project properties

KHM/19/52/UND Asia and the Pacific World Cambodia MPTF/UNDP Completed This project is part of the Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All


This project will contribute to the nation-wide rollout of the comprehensive National Social Protection Policy Framework (NSPPF) in Cambodia. The goal of the framework is to lead to more people being covered by a more effective, efficient, accountable, equitable, sustainable, and child- and gender-sensitive social protection system. By 2022, 200,000 pregnant women and children will benefit from a cash transfer programme, with an additional 1.5 million people to be covered by pension schemes. This project forms part of a broader social protection programme co-funded 40% from UK, Sweden, Korea and 1.5 mil Euros from the EU Program on improving synergies between SP and PFM (one of 5 countries that received this funding). In addition to increased coverage, the activities of this project aim to increase cross-governmental collaboration on social protection, improved analysis of who is being left behind, and increased fiscal space for social protection. These activities will be carried out in collaboration with United Nations partners such as the World Bank, GIZ and USAID


  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • 1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day


01.01.2020 - 28.02.2022


636.295 / 683.414 Development Cooperation


Medical / health care Sickness Unemployment Old-age Employment injury Family/ child/ parental Maternity Disability Survivors Inclusive and effective social dialogue Building rights-based social protection systems Financial governance and sustainability/ actuarial valuations Digital transformation