Author: KHIENG Sothy, PhD - December , 2016
Despite its characterisation in international development literature as a “post-conflict, aid-dependent, least developed country”, over the past two decades Cambodia has experienced sustained peace and stability, high levels of growth and remarkable socio-economic development. This background paper analyses Cambodia’s current economic and development conditions, defines a positive scenario for the country in 2030 and identifies the factors that will determine whether this scenario can be achieved. It uses SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-
threats) analysis to gain insights into the major challenges Cambodia faces in achieving its aspirations and identify priority policy options for consideration.
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