World Bank is committed to work with Cambodia to manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and boost the economic recovery, underlined newly appointed Country Manager of World Bank Cambodia Ms. Maryam Salim.

The World Bank has appointed Maryam Salim as its new Country Manager for Cambodia. She succeeds Ms. Inguna Dobraja, who has moved to Moldova after five years of heading the World Bank office in Phnom Penh.

“I look forward to working with my Cambodian colleagues to help the country manage the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, lay the groundwork for a robust recovery, and build resilience against future economic shocks,” she said in a World Bank’s press release on Aug. 9.

Ms. Salim will lead the World Bank’s day-to-day business with the government and development partners, including a US$1.1 billion portfolio of projects implemented by government agencies with World Bank funding and technical support.

The projects are aligned with Cambodia’s development priorities, with the World Bank’s twin goals of reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

The World Bank’s Country Partnership Framework for Cambodia for 2019-2023 focuses on improving the efficiency of the public sector and promoting private sector development, on investing in human capital by improving access to quality early childhood education and health services, on diversifying agriculture and increasing its productivity, on promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and on strengthening governance, institutions, and citizen engagement.

 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

 

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