Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Corruption, aid and the new political outlook

Corruption, aid and the new political outlook

Sophal Ear, one of the foremost Cambodian political economists, sat down with State of Play to discuss his theories on how foreign aid has weakened governance in Cambodia and how these lessons might apply to political developments taking place now.

A former refugee who worked for the World Bank and United Nations, Ear completed a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and put the magnifying glass to development in his book Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy.

Ear is highly critical of error-ridden foreign aid projects in Cambodia that have taken little account of local perspectives while treating the country like a testing ground.

Latest Video

Behind the scenes of Bird Monster Battle

The Post visited the Lakhon Khol Youth of Cambodia dance group as they practised at the Royal University of Fine Arts in preparation for a performance on Sunday at Beltei International University.

Senate passes amendments allowing seat redistribution

Following last week's events, when Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed redistributing the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s National Assembly seats among minor opposition parties, the controversial amendments were passed a