Civil society organizations (CSOs) spent more than $600 million, employed 43,000 people and directly impacted more than 1.3 million people in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC). Although the report found that CSOs made a significant contribution to the national economy—accounting for more than 5 percent of gross domestic product—participants at a forum marking its publication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh said that securing funding is fast becoming harder to source due to the sheer number of organizations that now exist. “In the 1990s, donors looked for us,”
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