Policy Hub

Policy is at the heart of what we do. CAPRED advocates for important and sustainable policy reforms from the platform of real, on-the-ground investments.

Cambodia is looking toward a period of global economic transformation. It requires bold, evidence-based policy formulation that thinks outside the economic model of labour and capital accumulation.

The Policy Hub provides technical assistance to key Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) agencies to develop, implement, review and strengthen priority policies and programs on public and private investment. It focuses on linkages with Australian institutions, implementation support and strengthening gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) integration in policy making.


Our approach

The Policy Hub aims to support improved policy implementation through inter-related “bottom-up” and “top-down” approaches.

Bottom-up approach

The Policy Hub takes a problem-based approach, working hands-on with line agencies and the private sector. It focuses on key sector-level policy, regulatory and practical issues curbing investment. It identifies and trials approaches to resolve those problems and unlock investment.

This could include co-investment, helping to pilot new business models, services and financing models; brokering partnerships or strengthening public–private dialogue; helping to tackle private sector information or coordination gaps; and boosting public and private sector capacity.

Top-down approach

The Policy Hub provides technical assistance to RGC agencies to move the government’s high-level economic recovery strategy into more detailed policy measures and to support implementation.

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Australia champions climate action in Cambodia. Australia has taken strong action to decarbonise our economy and partner with countries in the region to address climate change impacts. We are supporting Cambodia’s clean energy transition through our flagship economic development program, the Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED). Australia was proud to be the official partner of the Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS23). The summit examined the country’s climate change challenges and highlighted government and private sector commitments to climate action. Watch the CCCS23 recap video to learn more.

CAPRED Strategy

This document outlines the strategy for implementing the Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED) Facility, a five-year initiative (2022-2027) with a possible three-year extension. CAPRED is Australia’s flagship economic development program in Cambodia, building on a long history of support. It represents Australia’s commitment to Cambodia’s long-term development, transitioning from direct aid delivery to a partnership-based approach. Funded by the Australian Government with a budget of AUD87 million, CAPRED is implemented by Cowater International. Its focus is on resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic development for Cambodia.


The Royal Government of Cambodia has taken several steps to promote global trade, including the launch of the Rectangular Strategy - Phase 4 of the National Assembly, which focuses on economic development through diversification and competitiveness.

Australia champions climate action in Cambodia

CAPRED Strategy

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