It’s the word of the month, and quite likely the decade – COVID-19. It’s a health crisis on the scale never before seen by our generation – a crisis with far-reaching and profound consequences for the economy, society and the poor.
A frog in a pot of water is relaxing in peace. If we heat the pot slowly, the frog will continue to relax in the water, oblivious to the increasing temperature until it is too late.
With its current demographic dividend, Cambodia’s youth entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role in contributing to the country’s economic diversification and sustaining its economic growth.
Cambodia’s economy is facing a steep downturn because of the global Covid-19 crisis, as well as severe social dislocations as livelihoods fall and poverty rises.
As Cambodia, like other countries around the world, is working to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned today.
Energy efficiency is a key pillar of Cambodia’s energy future. Since 2010, Cambodia’s demand for electricity has grown at averaging around 20% per year, leading to large investment in electricity generation.

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16 M

Population (2017)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1230 (USD)

GDP per capita (2017)

143 / 188

Human Dev. Index (2016)

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