Poverty Reduction

  • Competitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing SectorCompetitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing SectorMay 1, 2015Cambodia has achieved remarkable development over the past decades. The economy has grown impressively on average at 7.7 percent over the period 1993-2013, making it one of the best performing economies in the world. Robust economic growth has significantly contributed to poverty reduction. Poverty rate declined from around 53 percent in 2004 to less than 20 percent now.

  • Curbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic EducationCurbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic EducationJan 12, 2015Publication summary Informal fees threaten the quality of education, thwart the principle of equal access, and undermine the integrity of Cambodia’s basic education system. Private tutoring organized by the school, while providing short-term educational benefits to students and serving as a source of additional income for teachers, does not solve any fundamental problems associated with the study program, teachers’ abilities, or the quality of instruction.

  • Human Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in CambodiaHuman Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in CambodiaJan 4, 2015The Rectangular Strategy Phase III (2013-2018) reaffirms once again the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia in reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth through diversifying the economic base and improving human capital and good governance. Cambodia has made impressive achievements in its development with the economy growing (1993 to 2013) at an annual average of 7.7 percent, making it one of the fastest growing economies in ASEAN and Asia. This has contributed significantly to reducing poverty, which now stands below 20 percent compared to 47.8 percent in 2007, and brought the country to the edge of graduating to lower-middle-income country status.

  • Adaptive Social Protection in CambodiaAdaptive Social Protection in CambodiaJan 1, 2015Social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are three communities of practices that were developed with the main objective of reducing the impacts of shocks and hazards on individuals and communities. To date, however, these three streams seem unaware of their commonalities and overlapping agendas, and unable to overcome institutional constraints and poor communication. As a consequence, little cross-fertilisation has been occurring in most of the countries.

  • Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018Feb 20, 2014Cambodia has been quite successful heretofore in integrating the global economy through trade and investment. Progress since the mid-2000s is significant. But world markets are ever changing with new competitors continuously emerging to challenge Cambodia’s export sectors. The challenge for the country and its leading export sectors is to respond to change by strengthening the competitiveness of established sectors while nurturing new ones.

  • Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2013Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2013Feb 5, 2014

  • Microinsurance StudyMicroinsurance StudyDec 2, 2013

  • Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2012Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2012Aug 28, 2013

  • Rice Policy Discussion PaperJul 17, 2013

  • Industrial Development Discussion PaperIndustrial Development Discussion PaperJul 14, 2013

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

UNDP partners with the Royal Government of Cambodia to identify policy options for inclusive growth and human development; support human capital and institutional capacity building in key sectors of diversification of growth; monitor and accelerate CMDG progress at national and sub-national  levels; and accelerate progress on land mine clearance.