UNICEF - Cambodia Country Programme 2019–2023

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Key Information

UNICEF works with the government and other partners to give all children equitable and inclusive access to education. This means tackling the barriers that keep children away from school, such as poverty, remoteness, stigma and discrimination. Specifically, they support the government to provide: scholarships for children of poor households, so they can stay in school instead of dropping out to go to work; access to quality early childhood education services, especially in rural and remote areas; accessible school facilities for girls and boys, with and without disabilities; schools with adequate water and sanitation facilities, so children don’t get sick from contaminated water or lack of hygiene, and adolescent girls don’t drop out because they cannot manage menstruation hygienically at school; qualified multilingual teachers for ethnic minority students, particularly in the north-eastern provinces; and skilled teachers to teach children with disabilities. 

Lead Implementing Government(s)



East Asia & Pacific


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2019 - 2023

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Gender equality
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Internal migrants (from other areas of the same country)
  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe and welcoming schools


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved health - other
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)