Donors Mum On Aid Forum Postponement

Cambodia’s foreign donors are staying largely mum about the government’s decision to indefinitely  high-level aid meeting, though one donor conceded that the move had caught it off guard. Economists also said yesterday that a delay in holding the donor meeting would have little effect, but they worried about what might happen if the forum were put off for too long. Held roughly every 18 months, the Cambodian Development Cooperation Forum is the most senior meeting between the government and its donors to assess Cambodia’s progress toward reform targets, to update those targets, and for the donors to make their pledges of aid to the country.