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UNFPA Briefing Kit

The Rectangular Strategy is the centrepiece of Cambodia's overarching socio-economic development policy framework leading up to the development of the National Strategic Development Plan for achieving the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD PoA) and Millennium Development Goals.

Cambodia's economy relies on four key sectors - agriculture, tourism, garment industry and construction. While poverty has decreased, overall poverty levels still remain relatively high and inequality is growing. Poverty continues to be predominantly rural, where eighty per cent of Cambodians live.
UNFPA initiated operations in Cambodia after the UN sponsored election of 1993. Since its arrival, UNFPA has supported both governmental and non-governmental organizations to identify and address population, gender and reproductive health issues.