• Name: Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE)
  • Country: Cambodge
  • Year operations began : 2012
  • Social mission: to help reduce poverty in Cambodia and promote access to education
  • Sector: creative industry
  • Project initiators: Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS)
  • Target public: the artists trained by PPSA
  • Status: for-profit company that is registered with the Cambodian government
  • Shareholders: PPS (71%), Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation (16,1%), private investors.


Specificities of Phare Performing Social Enterprise

PPSE hires artists who have graduated from the Association Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) training classes. It was founded to ensure the sustainability of PPSA, a Cambodian NGO that was created in 1994 to provide education in the arts to young Cambodians to enhance their formale education. It currently receives some 1200 children in a 20-year-old public school in the Battambang area.


Context and results


When PPSE was solicited for an SBS analysis, its management had already started discussions with its board of directors to define and implement monitoring indicators. The analysis seemed a good opportunity to deepen the reflexion process.

As a result of the analysis, PPSE top management developped a wage scale, identifiyed as a key element that should be developped to improve the HR policy and thus improve the the well being of the staff. The scale is in place since the second semester of 2015. In addition to that, a set of indicators are now monitored to ensure the project continues to focus on disadvantaged populations.