A reliance on development assistance has been a feature of the post-war Cambodian economy. But as the Kingdom moves towards upper middle-income status, should foreign investment replace foreign aid? Author Dr Ear Sophal joins Andrew in the booth to discuss
Hello and welcome to another episode of Anakut!
This week, we’re looking beyond aid, to a time when a fast-growing economy pushes Cambodia well into middle-income status, past the aid packages of yesterday and on to … whatever comes next.
To learn more, we invited Ear Sophal, associate professor of diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College in the US. Sophal is a long-time political observer of Cambodian politics and, directly to our theme today, is the author of 2013 book Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy.
This article was written by Andrew Hafner
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