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COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

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…  


A New Partnership to Enhance Cambodia’s Youth Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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…  


Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, Sweden Continues to Contribute to Cambodia’s Resilient and Sustainable Development

As Cambodia, like other countries around the world, is working to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and keeps its ambitious development objectives on track, the Government of Sweden and the…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

New York – The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the…  


Urban Mobility Forum: Transforming and Investing in Urban Mobility for All

Rapid urbanisation has brought undeniably enormous opportunities to Cambodia but has also been associated with challenges that are significant and threaten to become insurmountable if not addressed…  


Regional Collaboration Focus of Lower Mekong Early Warning System Conference

Phnom Penh, December 2019 - The Lower Mekong Early Warning Systems Conference, held from the 3-4 December 2019 at the Phnom Penh Hotel, has played an important role in the future of the Lower Mekong…  


Digitalizing Production and Consumption of Fuelwood to Sustain Forests

Fuelwood including firewood and charcoal is increasingly demanded in Cambodia. About 0.8 million tons of firewood is used in the garment and brick-making industry and 1.8 million tons for household…  


New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region Ready to Support Countries Accelerate on Their Sustainable Development Pathways

Kanni Wignaraja is set to assume her role as Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 1 December 2019.  


In Preparation for The Season Ahead, Cambodia Concludes its 8th Monsoon Forum

Cambodia has held its 8th Monsoon Forum, the second such forum for the year. Facilitated by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) with support from the…  


Cambodia’s 2019 Human Development Report Says Sustaining Natural Resources is Vital for Progress

The new Human Development Report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia highlights the importance of environmental sustainability for achieving economic growth and development in Cambodia  

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