29 Jun '18, 12am

The invisible entrepreneurs of Phnom Penh

Informal businesses tend to be missing from official employment data, leading to the term ‘invisible entrepreneurs’. Invisible entrepreneurs include micro and small enterprises in occupational areas such as accommodation, food and vehicle-repair services, taxi drivers, street vendors and domestic helpers. A lack of alternative employment opportunities in the rural provinces, low levels of skill development and a desire to earn a higher income all often motivate invisible entrepreneurs to travel from peripheral regions to the large cities of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.

Full article: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/29/the-invisible-ent...