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Routes to escape poverty and subsistence farming

The economy, which started out a low level, has been growing at 7 % annually for years now. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia with a per capita income of USD 1,230 (2017). The indicators for health and nutrition still are insufficient.

The overwhelming part of the population lives in rural areas, isolated from local markets and without access to healthcare services and schools. Infrastructure is underdeveloped, while the population of these rural areas, depending on subsistence farming, is especially prone to the impact of climate change. This contributes to a widening difference of incomes between urban centers and rural areas.

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KfW Office Phnom Penh

Director KfW Office: Harald Hüttenrauch
#23, Street 306
Boeung Keng Kang 1
Phnom Penh

Phone: +855 (23) 223 089 / 213 968
Fax: +855 (23) 215 443

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