Australia has been a strong, consistent and strategic partner to Cambodia for more than 70 years in its journey from conflict to prosperity.
The Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED) is founded on Australia’s commitment to support the Royal Government of Cambodia’s market-oriented approach to inclusive economic development and pursue regional and global integration.
CAPRED is unique among development programs in Cambodia. We design and trial approaches, gather and evaluate evidence that they work, and develop policies to support their implementation. CAPRED aims to be a catalyst for sustainable transformation. To maximise impact, we focus on identifying ideas, technologies and innovations and scaling them to a national level.
Our primary goal is to help Cambodia achieve resilient, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development (RISE). Our vision is people centric. We do not just aim to raise incomes and create quality jobs; the changes we produce must benefit all, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or socio-economic status. Economic development must extend to marginalised people and those living in poverty and mitigate emerging climate change threats.
CAPRED works primarily within three technical domains:
There are also three cross-cutting themes that influence all our activities:
Resilient economic growth is stable over time. It absorbs and responds to external shocks, including those from climate.
Inclusive economic growth creates opportunities for all and distributes dividends fairly across society. It raises the poor out of poverty and creates quality jobs.
Sustainable economic development is long lasting and self-perpetuating. Its effects do not dissipate. There are incentives for the development to continue.
Economic growth brings a better life to all. It includes both social and economic benefits. It allows people to reach their full potential.
CAPRED offers ongoing possibilities for engagement through contracts for the provision
of services or procurement of goods and through funding and grant opportunities.
These are open to all businesses and organisations that match advertised criteria and align with our program activities. Contract and grant opportunities follow competitive processes.
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, and offer competitive salaries and a
friendly, open-plan office in Koh Pich, central Phnom Penh.
CAPRED supports gender equality, disability and social inclusion. Women, people with disabilities and other minorities are highly encouraged to apply for all open positions.
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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.
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.
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