Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109455
Authors: 
Hill, Hal
Menon, Jayant
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 331
Abstract: 
This paper examines Cambodia's socioeconomic development since the early 1990s peace settlement. The country's economic growth has arguably been the fastest among post-conflict societies, driven by the credible restoration of peace and security, large public and private capital inflows, economic openness, reasonably prudent macroeconomic management, and a dynamic, integrating neighborhood. A legacy of history and small size is that the government has limited policy space, although this has not necessarily retarded economic development. We also highlight some key challenges, including rising inequality, uneven spatial development, weak institutions, and high levels of corruption. Looking forward, we highlight the importance of strengthening supply side capabilities, broadening the benefits of growth, and developing stronger institutions and property rights.
Subjects: 
Cambodia
transition economies
economic growth
institutions
conflict
JEL: 
E02
F63
O53
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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