Cambodia and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Cambodia: Addressing the Skills Gap

    This joint report from ADB and the International Labour Organization examines constraints and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Cambodia.

  • In Cambodia, Building Roads is Women's Work

    With grant assistance from Australian Aid, ADB designed a pilot project to help rural women capture some of the jobs and income from road construction. So far, more than 25,000 work days have been created for rural women. This has generated more than $100,000 in wages.

  • Cambodia’s Special Economic Zones

    This study examines the role of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cambodia, and finds that the SEZs have attracted significant levels of foreign investment that would not have been present otherwise.

  • Cambodia’s Growth Robust, Despite Slightly Lower Forecast

    Cambodia’s economy is expected to remain strong through 2016, though it is likely to grow at a slightly slower pace than forecast earlier this year, according to a new ADB report.

Cambodia has moved closer to lower middle-income status via resounding economic growth driven by solid performances in garment manufacture, tourism, paddy and milled rice, and construction. While this growth is expected to continue through 2015-2016, the economy remains vulnerable to exogenous shocks and natural disasters. The Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey indicated that poverty in Cambodia fell dramatically between 2007 and 2012, from about 50% to below 20%.

Under the country partnership strategy for 2014-2018, ADB will continue to support the government’s economic reform priorities and help promote inclusive growth.

Fact Sheet


Projects in Cambodia

15.18(2014) Population in millions

1.5%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth

18.9%(2012) Population living below the national poverty line

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