What We Do

As Cambodia transitions into the next stage of development, UNDP will foster partnerships that address the impediments to sustainable development, particularly in the areas of human capital formation and economic vulnerability, critical for LDC graduation. UNDP will be a partner for policy, knowledge and innovation through evidence-based research for articulating policy options, and mobilizing knowledge and resources for policy choices that better people’s lives. UNDP will actively pursue south-south and trilateral collaboration as a modality of assistance.

Our Goals

The programme priorities aim to build pathways out of poverty and expand the scope for public action, if Cambodia is to sustain poverty escapes, stop impoverishment, and tackle chronic poverty. It also reflects the recommendations of the MTR and the Governance outcome evaluation to engage in programming built around the “policy cycle” and move from project-driven policy support to policy-driven projects with a well-established link to national priorities for building evidence, fostering policy dialogue and enhancing policy design and effectiveness. Priority issues are to be determined jointly with government, within the framework of the country programme.

Women in discussion

Women in countryside discuss together to make up a regulation to use water distributed from a solar panel pumping station in their village. (Photo: UNDP Cambodia)more

Our stories

An advisory provision conducted by the Provincial Association in Battambang Province (Photo: ©ACES Project)

Supporting local councils and promoting local democracy

On 24th February 2016, the general secretary of the Associations of Sub-National Administration Councils (ASAC-S) and the president of the National League of Local Councils (NLC)more 

People clean the solar panels used to recharge batteries for electricity.

Solar panels bring lights to rural homes

KAMPONG CHHNANG – Using generator to recharge car batteries is the common method of how rural households that still remain off the national grid get electricity.more 

Mr. Say Sorn and his wife feed their backyard fish.

Backyard fish farm – an answer to food insecurity in rural areas

SIEM REAP – In the past when he needed fish for his wife to cook food, Mr. Say Sorn would fetch a net to cast inmore 

Koh Kong girls
Teng Louch bundles cassava tubers for planting.

Eco-tourism gives women a new lease on life

Siem Reap – When it was her turn, Tooch Yi maneuvered her wooden boat to the dock to pick up two tourists and began paddling away. Othermore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Clearing for Results Phase II

    The Clearing for Results-Phase II project intends to bring the national body, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), to a higher level. It supports the CMAA’s leadership in implementing the National Mine Action Strategy (NMAS), resulting in resources being allocated to national and local development priorities. The resources will also be used in the enactment of policy frameworks that support increased levels of land released to communities for rural development thereby improving access to economic opportunities and growth. more 

  • Partnership for Gender Equity Phase III

    The project built on the achievements made in the previous phases is working to ensure that gender-sensitive policies and plans for Millennium Development Goal acceleration are implemented and make an impact on the status, rights and choices of Cambodian women.more 

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