Historically, Cambodia has been a poor and largely agricultural country and has suffered from decades of conflict. After attaining lower middle-income country status in 2015, it still faced development challenges, and more than a third of its population is poor or near-poor.
Abt Associates manages USAID Cambodia’s flagship agriculture program, Harvest II, which employs a buyer-led/market systems approach to accelerate the horticulture sector’s growth and increase incomes for many vulnerable producers. Abt supports Cambodia’s health sector through the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability Project, which supports the transition of domestic resources to create self-reliant health programs and enable the Cambodian government to plan, finance, and implement solutions to social health challenges. Through the VectorLink program, Abt provides capacity-building support for entomological surveillance and insecticide resistance monitoring to improve malaria control.