Poverty Reduction


Curbing Private Tutoring and Informal Fees in Cambodia’s Basic Education

Informal fees threaten the quality of education, thwart the principle of equal access, and undermine the integrity of Cambodia’s basic education system. Private tutoring organized by the school, while providing short-term educational benefits to students and serving as a source of additional incomemore


Human Capital Dynamics and Industrial Transition in Cambodia

The Rectangular Strategy Phase III (2013-2018) reaffirms once again the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia in reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth through diversifying the economic base and improving human capital and good governance. Cambodia hasmore


Adaptive Social Protection in Cambodia

Social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are three communities of practices that were developed with the main objective of reducing the impacts of shocks and hazards on individuals and communities. To date, however, these three streams seem unaware of theirmore


Post-flood Early Recovery Need Assessment Report

The 2013 monsoon rainy season (May - October 2013) saw large-scale flooding return to South-East Asia after a calmer 2012. Consequently, in the third week of the last quarter of 2013, a combination of successive typhoons, a significant rise in the level of the Mekong River, trans-boundary flashmore


Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy 2014-2018

Cambodia has been quite successful heretofore in integrating the global economy through trade and investment. Progress since the mid-2000s is significant. But world markets are ever changing with new competitors continuously emerging to challenge Cambodia’s export sectors. The challenge for themore


Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2013

2013 is the halfway point for the Clearing for Results II (CFR II) project with continued activities in mine clearance and capacity development, as well as significant initiatives such as the project Mid-Term Review (MTR). The MTR was key in ensuring that the Cambodian Mine Action and Victimmore


Microinsurance Study

Cambodia’s microinsurance industry is relatively new. To support the industry’s development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in assessing the demand for and understanding of microinsurance products among rural low-income households. Themore


Clearing for Results - Annual Report 2012

While 2011 was a first year of national implementation of Clearing for Results Phase 2 (CFR---II) and a transition year with challenges to overcome, 2012 was a year of consolidation where the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) took a greater ownership on the implementationmore


Rice Policy Discussion Paper

The overall purpose of this paper is to examine the role of agriculture and food policy in Cambodia’s pursuit of industrialization. It begins with a brief review of economic trends, sources of growth and structural weaknesses. It then goes on to discuss the role of agriculture focusing onmore


Industrial Development Discussion Paper

Cambodia has achieved significant success in recent years and has enjoyed the fastest growth in South-East Asia over 2001-2010. The garment sector dominates its manufacturing, but it has also achieved strong performance in agriculture, tourism and construction. Nevertheless, it is well recognizedmore

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

UNDP partners with the Royal Government of Cambodia to identify policy options for inclusive growth and human development; support human capital and institutional capacity building in key sectors of diversification of growth; monitor and accelerate CMDG progress at national and sub-national  levels; and accelerate progress on land mine clearance.