Australian Embassy

Development cooperation

Development cooperation 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) 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 DFAT’s overseas posts. 

The purpose of the DAP is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and assist in sustainable development. Funding is available to organisation engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis. Further information on DAP is found here.

* Member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are:  Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.