The Arbitration Council and Arbitration Council Foundation takes this opportunity to warmly thank all donors, past and current, for their loyal and ongoing support of a free and independent collective labour arbitration system in Cambodia.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Provides support through the project “Uphold labor rights for women & men in Cambodia” currently being implemented for a period of 3 years starting from July 2015 to June 2018; the project supports effective and trusted labor dispute resolution, raises awareness and capacity to access labor rights, and labor dispute resolution process as well as ensuring effective policy coordination.

Trade Development Support Program (TDSP)

Provides ‘Support for the Arbitration Council and Dispute Resolution in Cambodia’ through the Arbitration Council Foundation for a period of 12 months from July 2015 until July 2016. The impact of this project is to strengthen export competitiveness and improve labour market governance for private sector and socio-economic development by embracing the extent to which a well-functioning labour arbitration system builds confidence of investors, economic partners and industrial relations stakeholders that disputes will be resolved effectively and fairly.

Embassy of Sweden, represented by Sida

Provides support for core operations promoting effective labour market governance environment for the private sector and social development through the provision of a well-functioning and credible labour dispute arbitration system.

International Development Association, World Bank, funded the Demand for Good Governance Project through the Royal Government of Cambodia, represented by the Ministry of Economy and Finance

Supported the Arbitration Council and Arbitration Council Foundation core and ancillary operations from June 2009 to September 2014; the Arbitration Council sub-component was intended to promote, mediate and respond to the demand for good governance by supporting a rule-based, predictable, fair and transparent process and institutional structure for resolving labor disputes helping to fulfill a need for justice and dispute resolution. Performance was rated highly satisfactory at completion of the project.

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Originally supported the establishment of the Arbitration Council and the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF) from 2003 to 2009 and for the fourth quarter of 2013; and continues to support the work of the ACF, providing an ILO official as a non-voting member of the ACF Board of Directors.

Scope Global

Currently supporting a long-term ‘Organisation and Business Development Advisor’ to assist the activities of the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF) executive management team. Previously arranged and provided support for experienced Australian professionals to volunteer as long-term Legal and Technical Advisors from 2007 to 2011 to build staff capacity in legal and professional development.

Levis Strauss Foundation

Currently supports a discrete project of the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF) to increase problem solving and conflict resolution capacity of workers and management within factories; ACF has developed and is delivering a pilot longer-term skills development training program called ‘Workplace Dispute Prevention and Resolution’ under this project framework to support stakeholder capacity-building to resolve and prevent disputes within the workplace.

Swiss Confederation, represented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Supported the promotion of productive employment and labour relations in Cambodia through several activities implemented by the Arbitration Council Foundation; including the 2015 National Industrial Relations Conference, which was themed ‘Cambodia for Peaceful Industrial Relations’.

GAP Inc.

Currently supports two projects managed and implemented by the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF); ‘Strengthening Industrial Relations in Cambodia through Informed and Constructive Social Dialogue’ and the radio show program ‘Good Worker, Good Employer’ – an interactive radio talk show where citizens can call in with employment relations questions for guest expert industrial relations speakers. GAP also contributed funding to a specific project designed to build stakeholder capacity and knowledge about labour arbitration system mechanisms in 2014; and provided charity donations in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Provides support for the core functions of the Arbitration Council to sustain excellence in arbitration of labour dispute cases and increase personnel capacity to resolve labour disputes.


Adidas Sourcing Limited contributed a charity donation to the Foundation to promote labour dispute resolution in Cambodia. The funding was received in late 2009 for activities in 2010 and 2011.