Behind the Curtain

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After years of turning a blind eye to Cambodia’s glaring problems because of its tragic history of genocide, foreign donors are now facing some uncomfortable questions:

  • Why has the poverty rate increased by more than 20 percent since 1996, when it’s steadily decreasing in neighboring Laos and Vietnam?
  • How could infant mortality be on the rise?
  • Why has bureaucratic corruption skyrocketed?

Cambodia has set up the democratic facade, but the country has gone backwards.