Map Cambodia

German international cooperation has been working in Cambodia on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since 1994. A total of 170 national personnel and 53 international staff work there for GIZ. In 2001, a permanent GIZ Office was opened in Phnom Penh.

Even 3 decades after the end of the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia, the country is still struggling with the legacy of a regime that exterminated the country’s intellectuals and perpetrated innumerable crimes against humanity. For these reasons, German international cooperation is supporting social development and economic growth in the country to foster peace, justice and reconciliation.

Mutual consultation, trust and working in partnership form the core elements of our cooperation with the Cambodian Government and with national and international partners.
GIZ is working in two main areas:

  • Rural development
  • Health

In addition, Good governance is a cross-cutting issue.
Activities focus on capacity development in the Cambodian Royal Government and within civil society, taking special account of past armed conflict in the country.

Projects and Programmes


Economic development and employment

Office contact

GIZ Office Cambodia
Country Director
Adelbert Eberhardt

Office address
GIZ Office Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Phone: + 855 23 860 110
Fax: +855 23 2127 83

Postal Address
P.O. Box 81
Phnom Penh

Project data