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 190 national personnel and 49 international staff work there for GIZ. In 2001, a permanent GIZ Office was opened in Phnom Penh.
Even more than 3 decades after the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia 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 2 main areas:
- Health and Social Security
- Rural development
In addition Good governance is a cross-cutting issue and Special Programmes have been introduced at global, regional and sector levels.
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
A WORLD without HUNGER
Security, reconstruction and peace
Governance and democracy
Economic development and employment
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