Capital Phnom Penh
Population 14.4 million
Life Expectancy 62.1
Access to clean water 65%
Adult literacy 73.6%
Under five mortality 54.79 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $2,000

Our Joint Programmes

Creative Industries Support Programme
Cambodia’s tourist industry is booming, but tourism has not brought prosperity to the 5 million Cambodians who live on less than half a dollar a day. Siem Reap Province, which receives 1.5 million tourists each year, is still the second poorest province of Cambodia. The aim of this Joint Programme was to revive Cambodia’s cultural assets and create jobs, spur economic growth and reduce poverty by developing the country’s creative industries.
Joint Programme for Children, Food Security and Nutrition in Cambodia
Cambodia has made significant progress in reducing infant and child mortality, which both fell more than 60% between 2000 and 2011. However, deep social disparities exist between urban and rural areas, where poverty and child stunting and underweight remain widespread. The Joint Programme aimed at improving the nutritional status of Cambodian women and children, targeting in particular children aged 0-24 months and pregnant and lactating women. 


UNDP: Rural Cambodians face high risk from climate change

Predicted rises in temperature could have devastating effects on rice crops.



Cambodia: Using the airwaves to fight malnutrition

Radio dramas are teaching women in the workplace about healthy food and nutrition practices. 


A safety net for Cambodia’s malnourished children

Frail, lethargic and desperately malnourished at the age of nine months, to the smiling, healthy boy he is today, Sok Chea is a success story for the MDG-F-funded programme tackling malnutrition in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province.


Cutting-edge business tools revamp age-old Cambodian tradition

Indigenous handicraft weavers are learning marketing, quality control and costing skills through an MDG-F-funded programme to boost incomes for the country’s poorest people.