Message from Country Director
the website of KOICA Cambodia Office
On behalf of KOICA, It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the website of KOICA Cambodia Office, and to share our vision and values with you.
Since its establishment in 1991, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been responsible for grant aid and technical assistance programs, also played a leading role in developing and improving Korea’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). Along with the onset of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era, KOICA will further its assistance programs in effective and sustainable manners.
For the purpose of enhancing its in-country capacity and aid effectiveness, KOICA has set up 48 overseas offices in its partner countries. Accordingly, the KOICA Cambodia Office opened in Phnom Penh in 2003 to strengthen the mutual relationship between Korea and Cambodia.
As country director of KOICA, I am thrilled with Cambodia’s phenomenal growth and the expected declaration of being a lower middle-income country despite the regional and global challenges she has faced. Many external challenges still remain, such as lower Chinese economic growth, delayed recovery in Europe, and AEC integration but I believe that Cambodia will deal with them by ensuring continued reforms and policies succeed. KOICA will continue to support the Cambodian government’s efforts to this end.
Currently, KOICA Cambodia Office provides a variety of development programs: grant aid projects, including Development Experience Exchange Partnership (DEEP), and technical cooperation, which includes research and studies, training programs and experts and volunteer programs. We hope KOICA continue to support and step up it in near future to meet evolving needs of Cambodia.
KOICA has been a proud partner of the Cambodian government and the Cambodian people for the last two decades. The total volume of KOICA’s aid to Cambodia reached 203 million US dollars from 1991 – 2016. That relationship has only grown stronger in recent years, and in 2016, KOICA allocated 23 million US dollars, making Cambodia the 2nd most substantial development partner of KOICA globally.
For the last two decades, KOICA has focused on rehabilitating Cambodia in education, health, rural development and transportation. As we continue to adapt to the evolving challenges Cambodia faces, KOICA will refocus our efforts on human resource development, health, water resource development and transportation in accordance with the Rectangular Strategy and the Industrial Development Policy.
Thank you for visiting the website again and I hope you continue exploring and enjoying the contents of it, in turn, you will have a good understanding of KOICA Cambodia Office and its contribution to Cambodia.
Jeong, Yun Gil
KOICA Cambodia Office