Confronting Domestic Violence in Northwestern Cambodia

An ADB-supported program in the remote northwestern region of Cambodia is supporting victims of domestic violence by helping promote respect for women’s rights. Read More

Cambodia: Putting HIV Prevention in Women's Hands

A community-based outreach program works to prevent the spread of HIV along a major transport route in northwestern Cambodia. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Southeast Asia's Plans for an Economic Community

ASEAN countries plan to launch a single market for goods, services, capital and labor, potentially one of the largest economies and markets in the world. Read More


Cambodia has achieved robust and steady growth over the past 2 decades. Considerable investments have been made by the government and development partners in rural areas, where more than 80% of all Cambodians live, and the population below the poverty line decreased markedly.

Cambodia and ADB celebrated 20 years of partnership in 2012. The aim of the partnership is to reduce poverty by promoting inclusive economic growth and social development.

Fast Facts

14.68 (2013)
Population in millions

1.5% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

25.9% (2009)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
377.31 / 19.68
Agriculture (22)
204.60 / 10.67
Education (10)
165.77 / 8.65
Energy (7)
200.30 / 10.45
Finance (12)
59.00 / 3.08
Health (4)
46.60 / 2.43
Industry and Trade (3)
205.80 / 10.74
Multisector (5)
162.07 / 8.45
Public Sector (15)
373.26 / 19.47
Transport and ICT (11)
122.26 / 6.38
Water Supply (6)
1,916.97 / 100.00
TOTAL (95)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013