"NOURISH" - a USAID funded activity to improve nutrition and sanitation - was launched in Siem Reap on June 3, 2015. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin
USAID’s Cambodia HARVEST project formed 97 market linkages between buyers and producer groups for a consistent and fair price and a regular supply of quality produce. Photo: Cambodia HARVEST
USAID’s Supporting Forests and Biodiversity project joined the Cambodian government to launch the Eco-Schools Program to increase awareness among young Cambodian students on the importance of environmental protection. Photo: Mengey Eng
USAID and WaterSHED are using a market approach to help people access to clean water. Cambodian rural communities are learning how to use the “Teuk Amret” water filter which allows them to drink their well water without boiling it. Photo: WaterSHED
USAID’s ASSIST Project supported the Ministry of Health to develop a strong and responsive system of health profession regulation to help improve the safety and quality of health care services in Cambodia. Photo: USAID ASSIST Project – Cambodia
USAID joined the Royal Government of Cambodia to launch Cambodia’s first mobile health platform designed to reach individuals at risk of HIV with life-saving information. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin
Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain. Parliamentary elections in 2008 were freer than any held in Cambodia. Yet political power remains unevenly spread, and opposition parties are disorganized, divided and subject to manipulation.
Cambodia has reduced HIV/AIDS infection by half and treated the majority of affected people. Yet maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns and the health and education systems are underfunded. Each year, 250,000 young people enter the workforce, but not all find jobs. In each of these areas, U.S. assistance makes significant contributions to Cambodia's development.
Last updated: June 15, 2015