Cambodia is a country that provides a visible image of poverty, as 17.7 percent of the population are living at the level of the national poverty line. In contrast to other countries, this is not mainly due to its geography or its lack of resources; it is rather a consequence of Cambodia’s history, which was highly affected by war and internal political structures. A lack of sufficient agricultural, educational, and economic growth was the consequence of war and politics and is responsible for the poverty of the Cambodian population, achieving a gross national income per capita of only $950, according to World Bank data.

In contrast to the other Southeast Asian countries, which were able to grow economically during the past decades and are known for ...

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