Land Contracts Open a Window on Foreign Direct Investment
New York, October 26, 2015—In 2006, the Cambodian government awarded a 90-year land concession to a politically connected company backed by foreign investors. About 4,000 villagers lived on that land in the Koh Kong Province. The villagers claimed they knew nothing about the deal but were forcibly removed to make way for a sugar plantation. They charged the transfer of property was a land grab.
|Kaitlin Y. Cordes '08 of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment demonstrates the new database during a launch event involving a panel discussion of contracts and transparency.|