Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 15.33 million
  • Population under 15: 32%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 72 years
  • Human Development Index: 143 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 0.6%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 27%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 19%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF,UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood1 Mar 2017
Cambodia, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

The theme is “The transformative power of Early Childhood Development (ECD): The importance of holistic interventions” with three sub-themes covering (i) policies and programmes; (ii) equitable access and participation; and (iii) quality monitoring.

UNICEF30 Oct 2016

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to contribute to the UNICEF Cambodia Child Protection Programme with a particular focus on supporting the Child Protection team

New Venture Fund - Global Alliance for Children10 Sep 2016

The Global Alliance for Children (GAC) is seeking to hire a vibrant Senior Coordinator to lead GAC’s work with the Technical Working Group Implementation. 

Mark Kavanagh - The Age27 Jul 2016

This article and video discuss how thousands of Australians consider visiting orphanages to be a popular activity to do on vacation.  Vacationers will visit orphanages, meet children, and take photos.  The visit usually ends with a request for donations.  Some believe that they are positively contributing to improvement of these children’s lives.

Theodore Koumelis - Travel Daily News, Asia Pacific6 Jul 2016

According to the article, the ChildSafe Movement has now “revamped” its company certification, which recognizes tourism companies for their dedication to child protection and commitment to ChildSafe’s 7 Standards by granting them a “ChildSafe Certification.” 

Cambodia National Institute of Statistics1 Jul 2016

This document discusses how there is increasing international mobilization around the importance of family care for optimal child development.

The Phnom Penh Post7 Jun 2016

The Minister of Social Affairs of Cambodia is visiting with officials in Spain and Malta to discuss intercountry adoptions of Cambodian children to those countries, according to this article from the Phnom Penh Post. 

Tara Winkler - TEDx Sydney25 May 2016

In this TED Talk, Tara Winkler, the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT), discusses the detrimental impacts that family separation and orphanage placement have on children and speaks out against donating to, or supporting, orphanages in developing countries.

Becky Smith - Save the Children UK24 May 2016

This post is part of the Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative’s month-long spread of articles aimed at raising awareness around the issues of orphanage volunteering. In this post, the author explains that, around the world, many orphanages are being run, not by government, but by church groups and individuals who start as volunteers. “The institutions are poorly regulated and they’re doing a job that could be done by the children’s families, with the right support,” says Smith.

UNICEF12 May 2016

The purpose of this consultancy is to build knowledge about the different forms of, and approaches to, arranging alternative care for children in communities in Cambodia, including pagoda-based care.