At program appraisal, Cambodia had made significant progress in improving basic education, particularly for girls. However, disparities based on gender, geographic location, and household economic status persisted.
Floods in 2011, Cambodia’s worst in decades, caused severe damage to rural infrastructure and affected more than 1.7 million people in 18 of the country’s 24 provinces. They brought extensive suffering to the local population and seriously disrupted economic activities. Overall damage to infrastructure was estimated at about $376 million.
The Rural Energy Project aimed to increase access to an economical and reliable energy supply of rural communities in selected provinces of Cambodia by expanding reliable grid electricity and improved cookstoves (ICS) supplies.
Successful communicable disease control not only depends on strong national surveillance and preventive efforts but also on the collective actions of neighboring countries to coordinate monitoring and response.