Development Cooperation with Cambodia

Sweden's development cooperation with Cambodia is regulated by a strategy during 2014 - 2018. Sweden's aid to Cambodia started in 1979 with humanitarian efforts. In the 1990s, a long-term development cooperation began.

The overall goal of the Swedish development cooperation with Cambodia is to improve the conditions for democratic development in Cambodia, improve the opportunities for people living in poverty to contribute to and benefit from economic growth, and increase resilience to climate change.

 

Contributions within the framework of the strategy are expected to lead to the following results: 1) Strengthened democracy and gender equality, greater respect for human rights and freedom from oppression, 2) Better opportunities for people living in poverty to contribute to and benefit from economic growth with a focus on good education and increased employment, 3) A better environment, limited climate impact and greater resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters.

 

Within the area of Democracy and Human Rights the expected results are:

  • Increased democratic influence and greater accountability for citizens at local level.
  • Improved local autonomy.
  • Improved knowledge of human rights, gender equality and the principles of the rule of law among citizens and in the public sector.
  • Greater accountability and heightened respect for the rule of law in the context of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
  • More citizens, in particular young people, actively involved in combating corruption.


Learn more about why assistance is needed in the area of ​​human rights in Cambodia, Sweden's previous efforts and results, what we are doing now and what we plan to do.

Learn more about why development cooperation is needed in the area of ​​democracy in Cambodia, Swedish contributions and results, what we are doing now and what we plan to do.

Within the area of education and employment the expected results are:

  • More girls and boys in the formal education system leaving school with basic knowledge and skills.
  • More young people with usable knowledge and skills for the world of work.
  • Improved dialogue between the social partners and better forms of conflict resolution on the labour market.

Learn more about why development cooperation is needed within the field of education and employment in Cambodia, Swedish contributions and results, what we do now and what we plan to do.

Within the area of environment and climate change the expected results are:

  • Greater resilience to climate change at local level.
  • Increased collaboration between citizens and local administrative bodies in the interests of a sustainable use of natural resources.


Learn more about why assistance is needed in the area of environment and climate change in Cambodia, Sweden's previous efforts and results, what we are doing now and what we plan to do.