Cambodia is a country that had a big head start, because most of the things the ACCA Program is promoting were already happening in a big way in many Cambodian cities: the community savings, the surveys, the networks, the land-searches, the small upgrading projects, the big housing projects, the partnership with government, the negotiations for land, the city-wide focus, the city development funds. Because the soil in almost 20 cities has already been well-fertilised by all these activities over the past ten years, the groups in Cambodia have been able to take up the new opportunities the ACCA Program offers and zoom ahead with them. All the ACCA projects in Cambodia are being implemented as a joint venture by the two key partners in all this earlier work - the national Community Savings Network of Cambodia (CSNC) and the Urban Poor Development Fund (UPDF). UPDATE: The UPDF has now amalgamated with the CDF and while still working in Phnom Penh, will also help CDF nationally in all 24 provinces where CDF is active.
Cities and towns with ACCA projects in Cambodia - 28
Cambodia Community Architects Network with Cambodia's most famous
Architect and Urban Planner, Van Molly Van at RUFA, Phnom Penh, May 2014 Read More in the 2014 Report on Cambodia's ACCA projects
Decentralising 23 Provincial funds.
All stat.s for Big , Small and special projects.
How Cambodia SPREADS OUT the Opportunities.
All projects lead to getting SECURE LAND.
Community Builders Training Centre.
Free LAND from the Government.
CAN - CAM a new technical support team for poor Cambodians.
Two Housing Policy Breakthroughs
4 page Update on the above topics from ACCA 5 year Report
Plus many more articles on Cambodia in the Cambodia Country Library below.
As we construct the NEW ACHR website we will add more information on each country. For now please consider the Country Library section below where PDF downloads with copious information is available.
ACCA Project Statistics for Cambodia
Some Updated ACCA Statistics ....CAMBODIA 2014 (all finance in US$)
Only In the 28 ACCA Cities.
372 Savings groups; 14,304 Savings members; $589,508 savings;
Active in 23 City Funds TOTAL Capital in Funds = 647,474 US$
Contributions: from ACCA = 511,500 from communities = 131,674 from government = 2.300
from other sources = 2,000
Number of households directly benefitting 630. Number of households got secure land tenure 1953 Budget : from ACCA = 393,500 from community = 707,500 from government = 7,933,465 from Others = 998,907
Total Budget 9,493,610
The Network has started citywide surveys and mapping in around 29 cities and towns throughout the country.
Projects: Approved 223 in 28 cities; Total Budget $370,000 2014: In Phase 2 of the ACCA program an additional 11 large projects and 174 smaller projects have been approved in 20 cities and towns .
Country Library -CAMBODIA
Sept 2011 Cambodia section from the ACCA YEAR 2 REPORT
A difficult country which keeps showing us new ideas and new ways ..... Two Housing Policy breakthroughs. Good news on the assets front in Cambodia: ACCA big project funds have unlocked land, infrastructure and other contributions worth 12 times the original ACCA investment in the first 6 projects now underway. ACCA Stats.
PDF 2 pages. less than 1 mgb
NOVEMBER 2010 ASSESSING ACCA IN CAMBODIA
These notes were taken during the first assessment trip to visit ACCA projects being implemented by poor communities linked to the National Community Savings Network and the Urban Poor Development Fund (UPDF) in Cambodia.
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JUNE 2010 CITY-WIDE UPGRADING IN CAMBODIA
Special edition on ACCA in Cambodia Detailing projects in 11 cities in Cambodia. In Cambodia, the ACCA Program is bringing new tools, new resources and new strength to the city-wide community up- grading work of the Urban Poor Development Fund and the National Network of Community Savings Groups, which are now active in more than 26 Cambodian towns and cities.
20 pages text and photos 3.4 Mgbts
DECEMBER 2009 12 PAGES FROM THE ACCA YEAR 1 REPORT
ACCA process and projects in 10 CITIES
Serey Sophoan • Samrong • Preah Sihanouk • Peam Ro District • Bavet• Khemara * Phouminh
• Kampong Cham • Pailin • Sen Monorom • Siem Reap
2009 THE UPDF IN CAMBODIA: SUPPORTING LOCAL AND CITYWIDE DEVELOPMENT. Acaddemic paper from IIED's Journal of Environment and Urbanisation. Urban Poor Development Fund (UPDF) was established in 1998 to provide support to a growing number of community-based savings groups. By April 2008, 122 communities in Phnom Penh and 44 communities in 11 other cities had received support – more than 22,000 households in total.
PDF 17 pages 129 kbs
MAY 2008 CAMBODIA UPDF 10 YEARS
Special Edition Urban Poor Development Fund Cambodia 20 pages on savings, loans, community funds, up-grading, partnership, welfare, expansion beyond Phnom Penh, scale.
PDF file 2.4 mgs text and photos
2006 CAMBODIA - AFTER 3 YEARS OF COMMUNITY UP-GRADING
Up-grading Cambodia November 2006.
3 pages text and photos PDF file less than 1 mgb
2004:CAMBODIA 2001: NEGOTIATING THE RIGHT TO STAY IN THE CITY - ACHR Academic paper from IIED's Journal of Environment and Urbanisation. The paper explains how this shared information led to active training through pilot community upgrades and city-wide settlement planning, contributing to policy change and illustrating an alternative and participatory governance system for the city. 2004
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CAMBODIA 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPDF Newsletter: 5th Anniversary of the UPDF
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Extras Cambodia Video
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1. The Making of Soil Blocks 3:19 Mins (Community Housing)
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Shaping Their Own Future: the UPDF Cambodia
The Urban Poor Development Fund (UPDF) was created in 1998 to provide an effective and fairer alternative to the widespread evictions and social confrontations occurring at that time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For some 5 years prior to this, the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) had been working on setting up more than 250 savings groups in poor communities in the city and helping to form a city-wide network which could effectively negotiate and work in partnership with the Municipality of Phnom Penh. By 1998 it became clear that if such a partnership was going to benefit the urban poor on a large scale and in the long term, it would need to be able to draw on a new flexible source of finance for poor communities and households.
This video explains the origins, achievements and impacts of the community based savings groups and community development fund approach to poverty alleviation in one of the poorest countries in Asia. It also presents a strong case for applying this community led approach to resolving the burgeoning problems of poverty and homelessness in other Cambodian cities and towns.
"Shaping their own future"by Peter Swan + Paijong Laisakul from ACHR and Multimedia Thailand 30 mins