Cambodia and ADB

In the Spotlight

In recent years, Cambodia has moved closer to lower-middle-income status through resounding economic growth. This has been driven by solid performances in garment manufacture, tourism, paddy and milled rice, and construction. While this growth is expected to continue in 2016, the economy remains vulnerable to external shocks and natural disasters. Although the poverty rate fell between 2007 and 2012, from about 50% to below 20%, more than 70% of Cambodians still live on less than $3 a day, which means that many of them remain vulnerable to falling back into poverty.

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

Cambodia is a member of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).


Latest

  • Publication 19 May 2017

    Risk Financing for Rural Climate Resilience in the Greater Mekong Subregion Risk Financing for Rural Climate Resilience in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Rural communities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are vulnerable to climate-related disasters.
  • Article 18 May 2017

    Building Trust and Confidence in Cambodia’s Financial Sector

    For nearly two decades, ADB's Financial Sector Program has helped strengthen Cambodia’s legal framework and expand access to finance.
  • Publication 17 May 2017

    Measuring Water Use with Remote Sensing Measuring Water Use with Remote Sensing

    This brief discusses remote sensing technology as a powerful tool in understanding basin water resources.