Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh hosted a consultative workshop on the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Analysis (MDPA) taking place on May 9, 2019.
MDPA workshop was an input to the new Swedish Strategy for Development Cooperation in Cambodia. It provided 70 representatives from over 50 organisations significant information about the several causes behind people’s poverty and the methodology to improve this prolonged issue.
At the event, Maria Sargren, the Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia shared the key making Sweden become well-governed country is team work. In Sweden, the procedure of formulating major public policy initiatives always involves the consultation and contribution of civil society organisations (CSOs).
“This is standard practice, deeply rooted in Swedish policy making and the Swedish public administration culture.
“When preparing for a new Swedish development cooperation strategy here in Cambodia, it is therefore very important for us to consult with Cambodian civil society to help shaping our analysis and our strategy,” said Ambassador Maria Sargren.