Australian Embassy

Development cooperation

Development cooperation 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade  administers most of Australia’s overseas aid program. The objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia’s national interest.

The Cambodia country program focuses on three key objectives: (1) improving access to infrastructure; (2) increasing agricultural productivity; and (3) better health and education. Across all our programs we focus on inclusive participation, governance, women’s empowerment and disability.

More information on the Australian Government bilateral aid program in Cambodia can be found here.

The ASEAN and East Asia Regional aid program also has activities in Cambodia. More information on these programs can be found here.

The Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed by individual DFAT overseas posts. 

The overall purpose of the DAP is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and assist in sustainable development. Funding is available to individuals, community groups and NGOs engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.

Further information on DAP is found here.

The 2016/17 DAP Round is now closed. The 2017/18 DAP Round will be advertised in mid-2017. For any enquiries, please contact directly to