Slum Areas in Battambang and Climate Resilience

  • Samnang, Rem (Faculty of Sociology and Community Development, University of Battambang) ;
  • Chanthol, Hay (Faculty of Sociology and Community Development, University of Battambang)
  • Received : 2018.01.23
  • Accepted : 2018.02.19
  • Published : 2018.02.28


As the second most populous province in Cambodia, Battambang also exhibits an increasing number of urban poor areas. This research focuses on the economic situation of slum areas in Battambang and how people in slum areas are affected by climate change. This research report describes socioeconomics of people living in slum areas in 4 villages in Battambang City. An investigation will be made on motivation of moving to slum areas, access to water, access to sanitation, access to electricity, transport and delivery, access to health care, access to education, security of tenure, cost of living in slum, literacy, and access to finance. We also explore the policy of the public sector toward climate change in Cambodia.


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