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Building the foundations for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Cambodia

Cambodia will need to diversify the economy providing productive employment opportunities for the 275,000 youths reaching the working age population annually if the returns to labour are to be increased. It also needs to make agriculture more productive to provide higher returns to labour to young people who would remain employed in rural jobs. There is a need to enhance long-term savings to build-up financial assets and strengthen household resilience and set the foundations for inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Labor policy and administration
  • Livelihood rights
  • Poverty policy and regulation
  • SDG1 No Poverty
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
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United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia​ (UNDP Cambodia)

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Co-author (individual) Napoleon Navarro, Marissa Foraci and Sovannarith Hang
Publication place
Publisher United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia
Publication date 2016
Keywords economic diversification,employment,young people,value chains
Date uploaded March 17, 2018, 08:24 (UTC)
Date modified March 21, 2018, 04:34 (UTC)