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
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4267-CAM: Trade and Competitiveness Program, Subprogram 1
Source Amount
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).

Impact

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

Contact

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
05 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
05 Dec 2022

Funding

Loan 4267-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 24 Mar 2023 31 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 50.00
ADB 50.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 29 Jan 2024 50.00 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 29 Jan 2024 50.00 0.00 100%

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