Impact Evaluation of a Sida-Sponsored Public Infrastructure and Local Governance Program in Cambodia

This evaluation examines the long-run economic development impacts of a large-scale public infrastructure and local governance program in Cambodia. The program was initially launched as a pilot during the mid-1990s in four Cambodian communes (with support from Sida and other donors). It was then scaled up to achieve nationwide coverage across 1,600 communes and 14,000 villages during the 2000s. The program continues today—without significant donor involvement.

The evaluation will address three specific questions:

  1. To what extent have the program improved local economic development outcomes?
  2. How and why have program impacts varied across sectors, geographical space, and time?

Authors: Bradley C. Parks and Ariel Ben Yishay

Project Manager: Markus Burman