Cambodia Higher Education Improvement Project (WB-P162971)

  • Cambodia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 26, 2018
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Government of Cambodia
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 92.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2017

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to improve the quality and relevance of higher education and research mainly in STEM and agriculture at targeted higher education institutions and to improve governance in the sector. The public HEIs include three within Phnom Penh-the Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), and two in the provinces–the Svay Rieng University (SRU), and University of Battambang (UBB).

The direct beneficiaries of HEIP include approximately 16,356 students (5,070 females: 31.0 percent) in the relevant departments at targeted HEIs who will enhance learning from: (a) improved teaching; (b) additional research opportunities; (c) more learning materials; and (d) upgraded facilities. Other beneficiaries include academic staff at targeted HEIs who will benefit from the higher education partnership programs and research funds.


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)


Government of Cambodia US$ 2.5 million

Contact Information
World Bank
Tsuyoshi Fukao
Senior Education Specialist
Simeth Beng
Senior Education Specialist
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sport
Touch Visalsok


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