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.
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