• Competitiveness and Linkages in Cambodia’s Manufacturing Sector
    May 1, 2015

    Cambodia 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 Education
    Jan 12, 2015

    Publication 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 Cambodia
    Jan 5, 2015

    The 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 Cambodia
    Jan 1, 2015

    Social 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 2014-2018
    Feb 21, 2014

    Cambodia 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 2013
    Feb 5, 2014

    2013 is the halfway point for the Clearing for Results II (CFR II) project with continued activities in mine clearance and capacity development, as well as significant initiatives such as the project Mid-Term Review (MTR).

  • Microinsurance Study
    Dec 2, 2013

    Cambodia’s microinsurance industry is relatively new. To support the industry’s development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in assessing the demand for and understanding of microinsurance products among rural low-income households.

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

    While 2011 was a first year of national implementation of Clearing for Results Phase 2 (CFR---II) and a transition year with challenges to overcome, 2012 was a year of consolidation where the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) took a greater ownership on the implementation of the project.

  • Rice Policy Discussion Paper
    Jul 17, 2013

    The overall purpose of this paper is to examine the role of agriculture and food policy in Cambodia’s pursuit of industrialization.

  • Industrial Development Discussion Paper
    Jul 15, 2013

    Cambodia has achieved significant success in recent years and has enjoyed the fastest growth in South-East Asia over 2001-2010.

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