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Cambodia and ADB

ADB’s country partnership strategy for Cambodia, 2019–2023 supports the country’s post-pandemic recovery by strengthening the health systems and addressing key constraints to growth, competitiveness, inclusion, and sustainability.

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Cambodia Facts

ADB's Work in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economy grew by an average of 7% per annum during 2010–2019, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This rapid growth was underpinned by macroeconomic stability, openness to trade and foreign direct investment, and structural transformation led by export-oriented, labor-intensive manufacturing such as garments, travel goods, and footwear. Real gross domestic product contracted by 3.1% in 2020. The country faced its first recession in 1995 but its economy bounced back and grew by around 2% in 2021.

ADB is one of Cambodia’s largest sources of official development assistance, with an average annual lending of $329.8 million from 2016 to 2021. ADB’s support is aligned with the Cambodia’s National Strategic Development Plan 2019–2023.


Data: Cambodia

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Cambodia, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM)

No. 29 Suramarit Blvd. (268/19) Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +855 23 973 200
  Fax +855 23 973 500

Jyotsana VARMA (Ms)
Country Director
Anthony Robert GILL (Mr)
Head of the Portfolio Administration Unit
Sophie Duong T. NGUYEN (Ms)
Country Economist
Chan Andeth CHETH (Ms)
Senior Finance and Administration Officer

The Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM), located in Phnom Penh, was established in December 1996. As ADB's principal representative in Cambodia, CARM's primary responsibilities include:

  • Promoting ADB's relations with the government, civil society, and private sector
  • Engaging in policy dialogue and support
  • Analyzing country developments
  • Coordinating aid harmonization with other stakeholders
  • Developing country strategy and programs
  • Assisting in external relations and information dissemination
  • Administering delegated loans and technical assistance projects

CARM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 7 December 2022