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This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Cambodia, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Cambodia and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Cambodia.

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At a Glance : Cambodia's Relations with the IMF

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News and Highlights

  • Risks Remain Despite Cambodia’s Robust Growth

    The Q&A with the VOA Khmer on December 23, 2015, Yong Sarah Zhou, IMF Resident Representative in Cambodia.

    December 23, 2015

  • Rising Risks and Opportunities.

    Q&A with the Khmer Times, December 06, 2015, Yong Sarah Zhou, IMF Resident Representative in Cambodia.

    December 6, 2015

  • Sustaining growth in Cambodia

    Op-ed on Phnom Penh Post November 18, 2015, Sonali Jain-Chandra, IMF’s mission chief for Cambodia and Yong Sarah Zhou, IMF Resident Representative in Cambodia.

    November 18, 2015

  • Building on Asia’s momentum; Oped_Phnom Penh Post

    op-ed on Phnom Penh Post on April 29, 2014, by Faisal Ahmed, IMF Resident Representative, Cambodia

    April 29, 2014

  • JISPA Newsletter

    As part of a series of JISPA newsletters commemorating the JISPA 20th year’s anniversary in 2013, this second issue focuses on the IMF’s role in the JISPA, through an interview with Messrs. Shogo Ishii and Odd Per Brekk, respectively former and current directors of the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP).

    October 1, 2013


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Cambodia and the IMF


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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Asia and Pacific

Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

While Asia’s growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015–16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia’s growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China’s demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia’s growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth.

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IMF-JICA High-Level Conference on Frontier Asia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a conference on January 28, 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss how Frontier Asia can move up the development ladder while ensuring that growth and jobs creation benefits all segments of society. 
The conference was addressed by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara, and included ministers, central bank governors and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The Kyrgyz Republic also participated, and Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul offered opening remarks. 

Conference website: (includes papers presented). 
See also: Conference program and press release.