Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) - Cambodia, 2020-2025

Speeches Shim

The Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Goal Statement is “Cambodia becomes a more open, prosperous, resilient, and inclusive partner in the Indo-Pacific region.” This ambitious goal reflects the potential for strengthening the partnership between the United States and Cambodia. USAID, under Chief of Mission direction and in collaboration with the interagency country team, can play a pivotal role to cement development gains over the past decade and cooperate with Cambodian stakeholders in advancement of shared objectives. The goal supports the United States’ approach to a free and open Indo-Pacific region and furthers Cambodia’s Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR) through sustainable development, strengthened sovereignty, and enhanced cooperation. USAID will work to achieve this goal through three complementary development objectives (DO): inclusive and sustainable economic growth broadened; health, education, and welfare of Cambodians improved through enhanced services; and human rights protected and government accountability advanced. Further, this goal reinforces the priorities of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) as articulated in its own development strategy,1 particularly with respect to enhancing livelihoods and welfare, improving efficiency and quality of government services, and promoting rule of law and human rights. This Cambodia strategy aligns with the RGC’s Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity, and Efficiency, Phase IV (RS-IV) and the corresponding National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2019-2023, which has identified four “Strategic Rectangles” for development: 1) Human Resource Development; 2) Economic Diversification; 3) Promotion of Private Sector Development and Employment; and 4) Inclusive and Sustainable Development.

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Friday, May 7, 2021 - 1:45pm

Last updated: May 07, 2021