Cambodia Strives to Improve Its Social Protection System and Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 1
Social protection is one of the priorities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that the United Nations member states have set as a vital means of protecting all people and families against emergencies and market risks throughout the life cycle. As one of the member states, the Cambodian government acknowledges the significant role of social protection in reducing poverty. As a result, it adopted Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 and developed some national policies to achieve the goal. This article examines the government’s efforts to improve the social protection system. It also explores the challenges and provides recommendations to assist Cambodia in improving its social protection system and achieving SDG 1.