Project Name Trade and Competitiveness Program, Subprogram 1
Project Number 55255-001
Country / Economy Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4267-CAM: Trade and Competitiveness Program, Subprogram 1
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 50.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The program will help the Government of Cambodia enhance the country's international competitiveness and diversify the economy, in turn helping the country to recover economically from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, achieve a higher income status, and improve the livelihoods of its citizens. The program supports three reform areas: (i) enhancing the enabling environment for investment and business; (ii) growing micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs); and (iii) improving trade policy and enhancing trade facilitation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The program is aligned with the government's Rectangular Strategy (Phase IV), the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 and several sector strategies. Accelerating competitiveness and economic diversification are also Strategic Objectives of the ADB country partnership strategy for Cambodia. It contributes to the following operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030: (i) priority 1 (addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities); (ii) priority 2 (accelerating progress in gender equality); (iii) priority 3 (tackling climate change); (iv) priority 6 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity); and (v) priority 7 (fostering regional cooperation and integration).

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Morton, Sion L.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Concept Clearance 22 Aug 2022
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
MRM 03 Oct 2022
Approval 05 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Dec 2022

LoanĀ 4267-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 24 Mar 2023 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 12 Apr 2023 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Apr 2023 0.00 0.00 0%
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