Development Cooperation

StickerCooperation_neu Enlarge image (© Auswärtiges Amt) German Development Cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia

Guided by the Rectangular Strategy Phase III and the National Strategic Development Plan (2014-2018), German development cooperation with Cambodia focuses on Rural Development and Social Protection in Health. Germany also provides support to strengthening democratic governance, inclusive institutions at all levels and a dynamic civil society with a focus on gender equality, and reconciliation and justice.

Based on agreements with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissions GIZ and KfW Banking Group to implement programmes and projects and monitor their results. Over the past 25 years, the BMZ has provided 398.66 million EUR ODA (Official Development Assistance). KfW Banking Group has provided an additional 126 million USD in loans through KfW-DEG, mainly to Cambodian financial institutions; furthermore, KfW is a key shareholder in several international microfinance funds which committed another 157 million USD to Cambodian lenders over the last five years.

Cambodian-German cooperation is contributing to the progressive realization and protection of human rights for all – one of the most important pillars of European cooperation as reflected in the Joint European Development Cooperation Strategy for Cambodia 2014 – 2018.

Germany is strongly committed to the Agenda 2030 and contributes to localizing and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Cambodia, which build upon the CMDGs (Cambodian Millennium Development Goals).

Under the umbrella of the “One World – No Hunger Initiative” Germany has reinforced its strong commitment to global food and nutrition security. The initiative addresses key dimensions of the Agenda 2030 - eradicating poverty and hunger; creating jobs and income, safeguarding the integrity of creation; and strengthening good governance and building peace – and will help to achieve the joint agreement to ‘leaving no one behind’.  

In July 2016, Cambodia has joined the group of lower middle income countries (LMIC) and is increasingly integrating into global value chains. With the prospect of ASEAN integration, Germany supports efforts at regional level to promote a fair and well-balanced regional integration considering needs and demands of vulnerable groups, decent work for all and partnerships for sustainable economic growth.

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