- Sumio Ishikawa, Sibel Beadle, Damien Eastman, Srobona Mitra, Alejandro Lopez Mejia, Wafa Abdelati, Koji Nakamura, Il Lee, Sònia Muñoz, Robert Hagemann, David Coe, and Nadia Rendak
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The material presented in this Special Issues was originally prepared as background for discussion at the IMF Executive Board in September 2004. Assessments contained in some of the chapters have in some cases been overtaken by recent events, but the medium-term challenges remain the same. The authors are grateful to the Cambodian authorities for extensive discussions and for their assistance in providing data and other source material.
The background papers were prepared in 2003–04 under the general guidance of David T. Coe and Il Houng Lee of the Asia and Pacific Department and benefited from comments of department staff. Wafa Fahmi Abdelati coordinated production of the manuscript. The authors would like to thank Rupin Thomas for excellent research assistance, Nadine Dubost and Elizabeth Handal-Kocis for secretarial support, and Gail Berre, Esha Ray, Teresa Del Rosario, and Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin of the External Relations Department for production of the publication.
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing
Consumer price index
Center for the Development of Cambodia
Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey
Foreign currency deposits
Foreign Currency Unit
Foreign direct investment
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Gross domestic product
Gross incidence curve
Generalized least squares
Generalized System of Preferences
International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Least developed country
Low-income Asian country
Law on Investment
Law on Taxation
Merit-based pay initiative
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Most favored nation
National Bank of Cambodia
Newly industrialized and emerging economy
National Institute of Statistics
National Poverty Reduction Strategy
Ordinary least squares
Priority Action Program
Permanent Coordination Body
Public financial management
Public Financial Management Reform Program
Project Management Unit
Purchasing power parity
Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
Royal Government of Cambodia
Rules of origin
Supreme Council Against Corruption
Supreme Council of Magistracy
Schwarz information criterion
Sanitary and Phytosanitary
Textile and clothing
Technical Barriers to Trade
Technical Cooperation Action Program
Trade-Related Investment Measures
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia
Vector auto regression
World Economic Outlook
World Trade Organization