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UNDP provides 1,700 tablet computers to Cambodia for social protection improvement



UNDP provides 1,700 tablet computers to Cambodia for social protection improvement

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has provided 1,700 tablet computers to Cambodia’s Ministry of Planning, along with a bundle of software, aiming at improving the country’s social protection system, said a joint statement on Wednesday.

“The computers will enable the provincial departments of planning and communes to register new IDPoor recipients faster, so they can receive rapid cash transfers sooner.

“Social protection is one of the four main areas in the next phase of UNDP’s COVID-19 crisis response,’’ the statement said.

It said that it was designed to support the most marginalised peoples, so that they can access food, pay for shelter, and enable them to seek stable livelihoods.

“It is crucial to revitalise Cambodia’s economy, position it to build back better from COVID-19, and ensure that no one is left behind,’’ the statement said.

Nick Beresford, UNDP Cambodia’s resident representative said that the Government of Australia and UNDP have provided these tablet computers to the Ministry of Planning to help the rapid upscaling of the IDPoor Programme so all those registered as poor can receive a cash transfer.

Planning Minister Chhay Than said that in Cambodia, like other countries around the world, poor families are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

“To address this challenge, the Royal Government of Cambodia has launched a Cash Transfer Programme to help Equity Card holders.

“However, some households remain absent from the IDPoor Programme while others are falling back into poverty due to loss of income caused by the pandemic.

“Under the Cash Transfer Programme launched in June, the Cambodian government is spending over 25 million dollars a month to support those holding the Equity Card, and those who have been affected by COVID-19,’’ he added.

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