Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth in Cambodia: The What, How and When

Date and time
14 December 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am GMT+8

Cambodia has a tragic history but has recovered remarkably since the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and continues to harbor great aspirations. It aims to become an upper middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050. To realize these aspirations, Cambodia must address various constraints to achieve more inclusive growth that is also sustainable and resilient. This type of growth should be driven by, as well as generate, decent paying and sustainable jobs in the formal and informal sectors.

How can structural transformation deliver more inclusive growth in Cambodia? What are the key constraints to such diversification and how can they be overcome? What is required to ensure that future growth is more sustainable and resilient?

The webinar will attempt to answer these and related questions. It will draw upon ongoing work for the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) next Country Diagnostic Study and a Review of Cambodia Vision 2030 being led by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) in response to a request from former Prime Minister Hun Sen.


  • Jayant Menon, Senior Fellow, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute 
  • Sok Siphana, Senior Minister,  Cambodia
  • Hal Hill,  H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus, Southeast Asian Economies, Crawford School, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University