Foreign investment in Cambodia
Open Development Cambodia (ODC) updates a profile page on “Foreign investment in Cambodia”. This bilingual profile page gives a quick overview of foreign investment in Cambodia, together with related content, such as the definition of foreign investment, the reasons investors invest in Cambodia, priority sectors, the contribution of foreign direct investment to GDP, investment trends by country and sector, similarities and differences between the previous and new laws on investment, and relevant publications. The profile page also consists on related dataset, including foreign investment tracker dashboard, timelines of laws and regulations and events, and major foreign investment projects in Cambodia.
Access to information and open budgets play a crucial role in promoting good governance and social accountability in Cambodia. Social accountability profile page was designed to provide information on budget at the sub-national level, sub-national administrative, education, and healthcare services.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Cambodia
Based on the available data and information released by the Ministry of Health of Cambodia, ODC has recently been collecting and has published a new dataset, interactive map layer and profile page of the “COVID-19” cases found in Cambodia. This new COVID-19 dashboard and dataset gives the demographic information of the cases found and as well as the status of treatment. The ODC team will continually update the dataset in accordance with the cases reported by the government.
Integrate and explore more than 400 types of geospatial data layers available in Khmer and English to gain a comprehensive understanding of geospatial data that related to Cambodia’s development trends.
Economic Land Concessions
Explore Open Development Cambodia’s revised and updated database of Economic Land Concession profiles and maps.
Environment and natural resources
Cambodia’s environment provides natural resources including forests, waterways, plants and wildlife. Natural resources also include minerals, energy and extractives. The environment is varied, covering at least seven distinct landscapes across the country.
Forest cover study (1973-2014)
ODC first published its report in 2013. Following feedback and discussions with other experts and agencies, including Cambodia’s Forestry Administration, a revised version of the maps was created in 2014 and published in early 2015.
Land is fundamental to the livelihoods of many Cambodians. Around 80 percent of people live in rural areas and around 73 percent depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.1 In urban areas, many are dependent on plots of land close to livelihoods, services and social support networks.
Photo by Sai Kwong | CC BY-NC 2.0
Energy is about more than just electricity. It includes all means used to provide energy for industrial and domestic purposes, from firewood for cooking to national electricity production. This section focuses on production, distribution and use of power. Activities involving the exploration, extraction and refining of oil and gas are described in the extractive industries section.
Photo Miran Rijavec | CC BY-SA 2.0
Kandal residents protest new land filling near airport development
Kandal village residents protested on Thursday against the filling in of land near their homes at the $1.5 billion airport development project, with a company official saying they were only filling the homes of three people who had agreed to leave the site. ...
Cambodia seeks partners for planned Mondulkiri airport
Cambodia is looking for partners for the development of a planned airport in Mondulkiri province south of Sen Monorom town after PowerChina International Group Ltd (PIG) withdrew during the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent negotiations with other foreign companies fell through, according to a senior civil ...
Thais reassure Cambodia’s migrant workers can stay
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Thailand has responded to Cambodia’s concerns about suggestions that the Move Forward Party of Thailand would repatriate Cambodian and Laos migrant workers from Thailand. The Thai party confirmed that none of their policies involved the repatriation of workers from ...
Hun Sen urges end to scorn of entertainment sector workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an end to discrimination against women working in the entertainment industry, underscoring their struggle to make a living. He urged the public to show compassion and respect, and asked authorities to act against those who engage in discriminatory ...
Work begins on $1.3 billion 2nd expressway in Cambodia
Cambodia on Wednesday broke ground on the second Chinese-invested expressway connecting the capital Phnom Penh with Bavet City of Svay Rieng province on the border with Vietnam. ...
China’s BRI hailed as key role in development of Cambodia, ASEAN
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has played a crucial role in the development of Cambodia and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) over the past decade. ...
MoH urges more action to reduce maternal mortality rate
Ministry of Health urges the Cambodia Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics to provide more training to improve the level of skills for local doctors and reduce maternal mortality. ...
Japanese firm seeks to open care centre for the elderly
A Japanese company is seeking approval for its new project to establish an elderly care centre in Cambodia to improve the quality of life and health of the aged. ...
Press release on the Cambodia-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will help elevate the bilateral relationship to a new height
On 08 June 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a press release on the Cambodia-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will help elevate the bilateral relationship to a new height.Both sides expressed deep satisfaction at the flourishing bilateral relationship and shared optimism ...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Data Literacy Training: training opportunity for local journalists working on social accountability
Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is pleased to announce a four-day Data Literacy Training on Social Accountability from 22-23 and 29-30 June 2023. This training is supported by USAID Cambodia through FHI 360.Interested candidates may register at: https://forms.gle/EDDh2mRsZUk4wQks7Deadline of application: 16 June 2023 ...
Open Development Cambodia
Announcement: The National Election Committee calls for an immediate end to activities that are contrary to the content of the law
On June 6, 2023, the National Election Committee (NEC) has posted a press release calling for the immediate cessation of activities contrary to the content of the law on its official website.According to the announcement, the National Election Committee calls for an immediate end to ...
National Election Committee