Cambodia, with a population of over 15 million people and located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula, is one of the most biodiverse countries in South East Asia. After more than two decades of strong economic growth Cambodia has attained the lower middle-income status as of 2015. Cambodia's protected area system currently accounts to amazingly 41% of the country’s land cover thanks to 7.4 million hectares added as Biodiversity Conservation corridors in 2017. Despite that Cambodia’s protected area system has a great potential to become a major contributor to the country's economy and sustainable development, including poverty reduction it is currently under a lot of pressure.  Tourism is a significant and growing part of the Cambodian economy. The tourism sector contributed (directly and indirectly) to about one third of Cambodia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 and it is forecasted to rise even more. BIOFIN starts it methodological work in 2019 hosted within and in collaboration with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD). 

Progress Reports

Policy and Institutional Review (PIR)

The Biodiversity Finance Policy and Institutional Review forms a reference point for the whole BIOFIN process.  The Review establishes a baseline of the national policy and institutional context in which the BIOFIN project is expected to expand biodiversity finance in Cambodia. 
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Expenditure Review (BER)

A Biodiversity Expenditure Review focuses on all types of expenditure contributing to sustainable biodiversity protection and management. Along with the public-sector expenditures, private sector spending and spending by international donor organizations, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are analyzed. Based on these analyses, there are calculated total expenditure figures, useful to summarize the biodiversity financing trends and status at national level.

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Needs Assessment (FNA)

The Financial Needs Assessment (FNA) study reveals and calculates the total amount of funding required to sustain and protect biodiversity in Cambodia. FNA does not cover only the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP), but other areas which have a significant effect on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Finance Plan (BFP)

The Biodiversity Finance Plan (BFP) is developed to identify and support the implementation of biodiversity finance solutions that together have the potential to significantly improve the management and financing of biodiversity management in Cambodia. 

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