UNDP says poverty rate in Cambodia falling at rapid pace

Phnom Penh – Poverty rate in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, said a joint statement released by Cambodia’s Ministry of Planning and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday.

The statement came after a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Planning Chhay Than and UNDP Resident Representative Pauline Tamesis on Friday.

“They both agreed and affirmed that the proportion of people living below the poverty line in Cambodia is 13.5 percent which is measured based on the consumption expenditure concept using the 2014 data from the Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey,” the statement said.

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