Cambodia: Trade and Competitiveness Program, Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 55255-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Morton, Sion L.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Trade and Competitiveness Program, Subprogram 1
Project Number 55255-001
Country / Economy Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Cambodia Trade and Competitiveness Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming 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).

Impact
Outcome
Outputs
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Aug 2022
Fact Finding 27 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
MRM 03 Oct 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2022

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