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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:15am

PHNOM PENH – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

The four-year, 5.65 percent coupon, structured by Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), will benefit women in Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The bond is expected to be listed on the Singapore Exchange this month and will be the first social sustainability bond with a dual focus on social and financial returns to be listed on a major stock exchange.

USAID is providing a 50 percent guarantee of the loan portfolio’s principal to mitigate risk, attract investors and support development.

United States announces new contribution to help preserve  Cambodia’s historical documents
Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. government announced $5.8 million in additional endowment support to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) that will boost the sustainability of the organization and its efforts to promote national peace and reconciliation through the preservation (both physically and digitally) of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era historical records.

New Effort to Help Heal the Effects of Violence through Art
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge. This project is managed by a consortium of four Cambodian organizations: the Khmer Arts Academy (KAA); Kdei Karuna (KdK); the Bophana Center; and the Transcultural Psychological Organization (TPO).

USAID and IFAD sign Agreement to Support Cambodian Agricultural Development
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 27, 2016, that solidifies two agencies’ partnership and commitment to support of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Agricultural Strategic Development Plan.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new award to Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Cambodia (TPO) to provide innovative mental health therapies and healing methods for individuals and communities in 15 provinces who continue to face trauma from their experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime.  The work will be carried out in collaboration with the Kdei Karuna Organization.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:00am

USAID Cambodia aims to share relevant information to facilitate efforts to align United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) McGovern Dole efforts in Cambodia with ongoing and planned USAID Cambodia activities.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:00am

More than 125 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs attended a one-day workshop in Phnom Penh today to enhance their knowledge and skills on good business practices presented by U.S. multi-national companies.

Sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC), the workshop included training in good business, financial and legal practices, and solutions including e-commerce and logistic tools to help improve the competitiveness of the participating firms.

Last updated: July 24, 2017

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