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Jun 24

Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Aid Undermines Democracy

There is a complicated intersection between U.S.-Cambodia relations and Cambodia’s long dependence on foreign aid. A post-conflict state unable to refuse aid, Cambodia is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintended consequences, such as bad governance and poor domestic and tax revenue performance – a major factor curbing sustainable, nationally owned growth. Please join us to learn more about these issues as presented in the book Aid Dependence in Cambodia and hear our distinguished panel of experts on Cambodia and foreign aid discuss Cambodia’s prospects for the future.

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Sophal Ear, Ph.D.

With Commentaries by
Ambassador Sichan Siv
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Brett Schaefer
Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More