Poverty Reduction

Poverty rate has dropped significantly to 19.8 percent in 2011 from 47 percent in 1993. Meanwhile, inequality still persists, requiring further concerted efforts to bridge income gap between urban and rural populations. Greater attention is also being given by the government and development partners to comprehensive approach to developing human capital that Cambodia needs to drive its socio-economic progress to the next level.

Our Goals

To encourage further poverty reduction and tackle inequality, 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.more

Farmers planting rice seedling

Farmers in Cambodia plant rice seedling. More than 80 percent of Cambodian population are farmers. (Photo: UNDP Cambodia)more

Our Stories

KHIT SARIN NOW PLANTS FRUIT TREES ON HER BACKYARD. (PHOTO: MARIA FRIO/UNDP CAMBODIA)

Stripped of landmines, land bears fruit

For more than a decade, Khit Sarin and her neighbors lived on a strip of land suspected to be contaminated with landmines in Pailin province. Withoutmore 

COMMUNE COUNCILORS DISCUSS THE USE OF CMDG SCORECARD. (PHOTO: UNDP CAMBODIA)

In Cambodia, local leaders embrace 'scorecard' as planning tool

Preah Sihanouk – At their recent meeting, Kampenh commune officials in this coastal province of Cambodia were presented with a spider graph showing status of variousmore 

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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 

  • Linking Policy and Practice for Accelerating MDG1

    The Linking Policy and Practice for Accelerating MDG1 (LPP) project aims to support policy dialogue on key priorities of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Rectangular Strategy and National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP). The project will provide evidence-based policy options for inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth; support human capital development and institutional capacity development in selected sectors such as extractive industries and social protection; and the scaling up of effective anti-poverty practice.more 

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