One of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, Cambodia is embedding climate resilience in development planning and action, along with greater focus on renewable energy development and natural resources management, to achieve growth that is green and sustainable.
Source: World Bank
The government of Cambodia has developed investment plans under the PPCR, SREP, and FIP to accelerate action in priority areas. Under the PPCR, Cambodia is using $91 million to build institutional capacity to incorporate climate resilience into development plans and climate proof critical water management systems, agriculture, and rural and urban infrastructure.
Another $30 million in SREP financing is supporting an extensive, multi-scale solar energy development program, as well as a biomass power project, policy support, and public awareness efforts. Cambodia has also developed a FIP investment plan, which can serve as a roadmap for improving natural resource management and promoting sustainable production forests.
About 55% of the country’s household population has access to electricity; one of the lowest rates in Southeast Asia
|NAME||FUND||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||MDB|
|Climate Proofing of Agricultural Infrastructure and Business-focused Adaptation||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 9.50||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 77.90||MDBADB|
|Climate resilient Rural Infrastructure in Kampong Cham Province(as part of Rural Roads Improvement Project (RRIP-II))||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 16.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 58.48||MDBADB|
|Enhancement of Flood and Drought Management in Pursat Province||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 9.80||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 3.00||MDBADB|
|Flood-resilient Infrastructure Development in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang Towns as part of the Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 10.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 42.60||MDBADB|
|GMS Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 9.40||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 45.38||MDBADB|
|Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning / Technical Assistance: Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning of Key Vulnerable Sectors||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 10.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 1.00||MDBADB|
|National Solar Parks Program||FUNDScaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 14.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 22.50||MDBADB|
|Promoting Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Koh Kong and Mondulkiri Provinces as part of the Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 7.40||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 20.90||MDBADB|
|Provincial Roads Improvement Project - Climate Proofing of Roads in Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Speu Provinces||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 17.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 62.35||MDBADB|
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.