To celebrate National Arbor Day, USAID’s Supporting Forests and Biodiversity project joined the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to plant trees in Kampong Thom province. Photo: Mengey Eng/Winrock International
A USAID-supported study has revealed that Trachoma, an infectious disease that causes blindness, is no longer a public health threat in Cambodia. Photo: USAID/Sotheara Nop
The finalists from the 2015 ASEAN Youth Video Contest share their perspectives on what the ASEAN Community means to youth. Visit the ASEAN Secretariat YouTube Channel to find out! Photo: USAID/Asia
Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain. Parliamentary elections in 2008 were freer than any held in Cambodia. Yet political power remains unevenly spread, and opposition parties are disorganized, divided and subject to manipulation.
Cambodia has reduced HIV/AIDS infection by half and treated the majority of affected people. Yet maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns and the health and education systems are underfunded. Each year, 250,000 young people enter the workforce, but not all find jobs. In each of these areas, U.S. assistance makes significant contributions to Cambodia's development.
Last updated: August 19, 2015