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All the poverty rateslines, either based on income and other dimensions, have seen big reductions at a gradual pace, often surpassing its peers in the Asia Pacific region and in the world.
Landmines and ERW continue to be an issue in Cambodia as there remains about 2,000 km2 of contaminated land to be cleared. It is a threat to human security and national development. The number of casualties has decreased from 4,320 in 1996 to 58 in 2017, however, this is still considered to be among the highest in the world (CMAA, 2010).
Approximately 70% of Cambodian households derive all or an important part of their income from agriculture, yet the majority of agricultural production is dependent on the monsoon rain and natural floods/recession of the Tonle Sap Lake and Mekong River.
Ms. Pauline Tamesis, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and H.E. Mr. Chhay Than, Senior Minister, Minister of Planning, met on Friday, 5th October 2018 to clarify the poverty rate in Cambodia that was published in the Phnom Penh Post on September 26th, 2018 – regarding the measurement based on the multidimensional poverty concept. This was in response to misleading media reports on this poverty rate.
Inspire Asean – The Future of Energy is a key event partner and the main conference for the first Clean Energy Week in Cambodia. It looks to connect these stakeholders and synthesize these moving parts to bring clarity and ignite progress.

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15.6 M

Population (2015)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1215 (USD)

GDP per capita (2015)

143 / 188

Human Dev. Index (2016)

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