Asia and Africa, two completely different continents. Different cultures, different habits, different people. Concerning Cambodia and South Sudan, there’s also a different level of development. Still, there are things that are alike. Some problems are the same. In both countries, the national government wants to lay as many tasks as possible at the local level, but remain in control. That doesn’t work. In both countries there are “ghost workers”, people who are employed by the government and receive a salary, but never show up at their work. A phenomenon that’s remarkably difficult to combat.
Daily life can be remarkably alike as well (left Cambodia, right South Sudan):