Guaranteeing access to basic services
Promoting sustainable, planned urbanisation
Managing water resources and adapting to climate change
Promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency
Reinforcing human capital and social inclusion
The Kingdom of Cambodia, a country in Southeast Asia, has a population of about 15.8 million, with about 80% living in rural areas. The country is experiencing particularly dynamic economic growth: over the last two decades, this has varied around the 8% mark, one of the highest rates in the world. This momentum has been accompanied by a significant reduction in the level of poverty, which fell from 45% to 17% between 2004 and 2012.
Cambodia has opted for a resolutely open economic policy, one of integration into the world economy. But the foundations on which this growth are built remain fragile: infrastructures (transport, water, electricity) are not extensive enough and the economy not sufficiently diversified. The country nevertheless has high value-added potential: tourism, the textile and agrifood industries.
A partner of Cambodia since 1993, AFD supports the country by focusing on two key structural areas: the promotion of balanced regional development and support for business, industry and trade focused on the environmental and social aspects. To do this, it is able to draw on a wide range of tools: sovereign and non-sovereign subsidised loans, guarantees, European grants and funding through delegation of funds arrangements.