Cambodia and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Power to the People

    Life is a lot brighter for Cambodians since a regional cooperation project brought affordable and reliable electricity from Viet Nam. Read this and more stories from Together We Deliver 2015, a publication highlighting successful projects that demonstrate development impact, best practices, and innovation across Asia and the Pacific.

  • ADB Forecasts Continued Strong Growth in Cambodia

    Driven by garment and footwear manufacturing, construction, and services, Cambodia's economy is expected to remain strong over the next 2 years, says a new Asian Development Bank report.

  • New ADB Cambodia Country Director Assumes Office

    ADB has appointed a new Country Director for Cambodia, Samiuela T. Tukuafu. A Tongan national, Mr. Tukuafu officially started in this post on 1 February, 2016.  

  • Cambodia and ADB: from Rehabilitation to Inclusive Growth

    As Cambodia’s largest multilateral development partner, ADB has supported the country's government in reconstruction and development since the Paris Peace Agreement in 1991. As of December 2009, Cambodia received about $1.2 billion in loans and grants for the development of physical and social infrastructure, public sector management, private sector and finance sector development, and natural resource management and conservation.

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.


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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