OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Cambodia 2018

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This first OECD Investment Policy Review of Cambodia uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to present an assessment of the investment climate in Cambodia and to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the Royal Government of Cambodia in its reform efforts. It includes chapters on investment trends and industrial structure, competitiveness and diversification, improving business regulation, investor protection, investment promotion, good regulatory practices, infrastructure, the investment framework for green growth, corporate governance, competition policy and how ODA is being used to improve the investment climate.



Competitiveness and diversification in Cambodia: Challenges and opportunities in the manufacturing sector

This chapter looks at the extent of diversification of the Cambodian economy and developments which might erode the competitiveness of the garments sector, which has been central to export-led development over the past two decades. It looks at various measures that can be taken to improve productivity and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector, notably by promoting linkages, strengthening firms’ absorptive capacity, addressing skills shortages, enhancing trade facilitation and improving infrastructure connectivity.


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