Cambodia and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • 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 2016-2018

    ADB’s activities in Cambodia are focused around deepening rural–urban–regional linkages, targeting human and social development, and enhancing public sector management as a facilitating cross-cutting strategic pillar.

  • Cambodia Needs Skills Upgrade to Sustain Growth, Diversity Economy

    Tackling the skills gap and mismatch and boosting the productivity of the labor force are key challenges facing Cambodia if it is to maintain its impressive growth, says a new ADB report.

  • 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.

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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