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Implementation Strategy

CRDT’s Implementation Strategy is a manual written to specify what CRDT should do to achieve the Mission of “A Cambodia free from poverty and environmental degradation” and the Vision of “sustainably improving food security, incomes, and living standards of subsistence rural communities, in support of environmental conservation throughout Cambodia”. In summary, our strategy is to work with poor communities according to their assessed needs. We will normally work through a group based in each community. We will facilitate, as required, vocational capacity building, financial mobilization and market and business development to improve beneficiaries’ incomes, either by helping them to earn more from their own businesses, or to get jobs in other community-based enterprises. The incomes supported must be sustainable: that means they must be viable in the long term and not degrade the environment. CRDT also contributes to conservation and higher living standards, as required, by educating beneficiaries to improve and safeguard the local environment and by improving access to water and sanitation facilities. Each of the main types of implementation activity has a separate section in this document. We will work with partner organizations in areas in which we do not have expertise, such as health, law enforcement and conservation.

Implementation in practice

CRDT's project implementation is mde effective by establishing support structures, building capacity and skills, fostering good communication and increasing the market power of entrepreneurial groups.

Support Structures

Groups work together and share experiences, helping to transfer skills effectively, maintain dialogue, solve problems and encourage/motivate each other. CRDT provides training to support groups. The training, including management and leadership, planning and implementing, report and proposal writing, enhance the CBO’s capacity to seek future funding.

Capacity and Skills

CRDT is able to access and manage funding and agencies to provide vocational training. Then the CBOs implement project activities by themselves with facilitation and close monitoring from CRDT. This approach allows CBOs to feel a sense of ownership and be aware of development processes.


CRDT is able to foster dialogue between communities and commune and district government to help fulfill local communities’ needs and concerns. CRDT is able to mobilize strong voices and influencers to address local communities’ need and concerns in terms of livelihood development and conservation, with the government.

Market power

CRDT undertakes market research and develops local market systems to help communities to accomplish income generation objectives. For instance, CRDT teaches local communities about market development concepts and promotes small business and micro enterprises to provide incomes security in local communities.

Multi-sector approach

CRDT's multi-sector approach transforms our implementation strategies into lasting impacts in beneficiaries' livelihoods.

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