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Cambodia: Emergency Food Assistance Project

Evaluation Document | 27 December 2019

The project was designed to provide short-term support to meet the unexpectedly high expenditure needs in safety-net programs for poor and vulnerable households due to the national food crisis in Cambodia. Approved in October 2008, the project had three components: (i) compensatory consumption support, including activities such as the distribution of free rice and food to the most vulnerable households, the provision of food to school-feeding programs, and the establishment of a food-for-work program; (ii) productivity enhancement support, which encompassed the provision of seed and fertilizer to small and marginal farmers; and (iii) capacity development for emergency response to the food crisis, which included the development of a system of emergency food security reserves and rapid responses. The project was to be implemented in selected rural areas of seven provinces in the Tonle Sap Basin and in selected urban slums of Phnom Penh.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.