Cambodia reached lower middle-income status in 2015 and aims to attain upper middle-income status by 2030. Yet inequality, poverty, and low levels of human development persist, exacerbated by COVID-19, global economic shocks, and climate change. Abt works with Cambodian partners to tackle these challenges.
Through USAID’s Feed the Future Harvest III, we partner and co-invest with the private sector to make agriculture more competitive, resilient, and inclusive. This builds on the Abt-led Harvest II project, which accelerated horticultural growth and increased producer incomes.
Abt is also working to improve access to essential services for all Cambodians. The Abt-led global USAID Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) helps Cambodian partners plan, finance, and implement solutions for tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. Through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink program, and its successor EVOLVE, Abt is strengthening Cambodian capacity for entomological surveillance and insecticide resistance monitoring to improve malaria control. In addition, the DFAT-funded Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase II (ACCESS II) is improving access to quality and inclusive services for people with disabilities and survivors of gender-based violence.