Cambodia

Infrastructure for Pro-Poor Growth: Addressing the Challenges in Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia has made substantial inroads into poverty reduction through political and macroeconomic stability and from greater integration into the global economy. At the same time, growth alone is not enough to meet MDG poverty reduction targets. Most poor people live in rural areas and have not benefited from the main sources of growth. Growth thus needs to be accompanied by efforts to bring poor men and women more fully into the growth process. Expanding and maintaining infrastructure assets is central to supporting this pro poor growth agenda. Priority areas where development partners can help Cambodia to increase the impact of infrastructure on pro-poor growth include supporting a country led implementation framework, and by aligning their programmes with it, in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and developing infrastructure maintenance system. 

 

This report presents the main findings from the POVNET Workshop, held in Phnom Penh on 25-26 October 2007, to discuss key issues in Infrastructure for Pro-Poor Growth in Cambodia .