Last Updated: December 23, 2013
The impact of the partnership between the government, World Bank, and development partners spans many sectors.
Education: More than 27,000 lower secondary school students received scholarships to complete all levels of basic education and over 6,300 primary school teachers were trained to become basic education teachers. Under the Cambodia-Education for All Fast Track Initiative, 1,270 classrooms have been constructed and 900 early childhood education programs have been established to reach 26,042 children. In addition, 11,892 poor primary school students received scholarships, 11,000 teachers were trained to improve teaching quality, and 30 district education office buildings were constructed.
Health: The Second Health Sector Support Program is expanding health facility networks, improving the quality of healthcare service, and building the institutional capacity of health professionals. In 2012, the health equity fund, supported by the World Bank Group and other donors, was expanded to cover 78 percent of the country’s poor population.
Land: The Government’s land reform agenda includes allocation of social land concessions. The Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development (LASED) project, which the Bank supports, has provided land and livelihood support to more than 4,700 landless or land-poor families. This is a pilot project to test the design and implementation of a sustainable social land concession program.
Water Supply: With support from the World Bank Group and various donors, the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) is now one of the best-performing water utilities in the region. It provides high-quality potable water to 90 percent of the population in Phnom Penh and its outer areas, benefiting 11,670 poor families. The PPWSA has also helped the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy build 11 water supply schemes that have provided 15,000 families with clean, potable water.
Transport: The Road Asset Management Project has helped rehabilitate 450 kilometers of national and provincial roads. It has also helped improve the efficiency and governance of the transport sector by strengthening the capacity within the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for road maintenance, planning, budgeting and operations.
Energy: The World Bank provided technical assistance to develop a model production facility for inexpensive and environmentally friendly Neang Kongrey stoves or cook stoves, and the Rural Electrification Project has helped more than 72,000 families gain access to electricity.