Background 

The Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability (CISA) is a non-government organization that aims to promote accountability, transparency, integrity, equality, and good governance at different levels in Cambodia by working with its NGO members, citizens, and relevant stakeholders in preventing and eliminating corruption. With more than 10 years of experience, CISA works on capacity development, raising awareness, network building, monitoring, policy advocacy, media campaigns, and cooperation with regional and international organizations, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and government institutions at the national and sub-national levels.  

Main Activities 

CISA is currently supporting the “Youth Civic Engagement in Good Governance, and Entrepreneurship in COVID-19 Pandemic” activity in all four Sangkats of the Preah Sihanouk municipality. CISA is also working with local authorities, NGOs, and stakeholders to improve better service delivery as part of the Cambodian One Window Services, as well as focusing on entrepreneurship and socio-economic rights. In Tbong Khum province CISA’s project is “Women’s Empowerment to Access Employment and Trades _WE Assets” in six communes/Sangkats in Suong municipality and Tbong Khum district. In Stung Treng province, CISA is supporting the “Youth Participation in Health Security, Governance and Policy Advocacy _ YP-HeS-Go-PA” project in Stung Treng municipality and 3 districts.  

Partnership with Ponlok Chomnes 

Funded by DFAT through The Asia Foundation, CISA is implementing a research project on “Post Covid-19 Recovery and Its Impact on Women Entrepreneurs” in 11 communes/Sangkats and five districts/Khans/municipalities in Preah Sihanouk province and Phnom Penh city. The research is focusing on how Covid-19 has impacted women entrepreneurs, including investigating whether infected women have faced discrimination on their businesses and exploring  the government response on equity funds given to those impacted by Covid-19. The research findings will advance advocacy efforts for better policy development at the sub-national and national levels, especially for women entrepreneurs.   

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