Poverty Rate in Cambodia Down to 25.8%

The United Nation Development Program’s report on  Human Capital Implications of Future Economic Growth in Cambodia said the poverty rate in the country in 2010 down to 25.8%.

Among the 24 provinces and capital city, the most vulnerable province is Preah Vihear, Ratanakiri and Stung Treng.

In Preah Vihear poverty rate was found 41.5%, Ratanakiri 41.2, and Stung Treng 41.1% while Phnom Penh, Capital city of Cambodian found only 0.1%, Kandal 15.9% and Kampot 19.1%, according to the Cambodia’s predictive poverty rates by province computed from commune database states in the report.

In 2004, the poverty rate in Cambodia was found 35.1%, down to 27.4% in 2009.

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