UN ‘Apologizes’ to End Row With Cambodia Over Poverty Level Measurement

The poverty measurement angered the Cambodian government, which has claimed success in eradicating poverty in Cambodia.

Phnom Penh – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia has reportedly “apologized” to the Cambodian government for publishing poverty statistics almost three times as high as the official estimate.

Pauline Tamesis, UN resident coordinator in Cambodia, reportedly made the apology to Chhay Than, planning minister, on Monday during a meeting.

Last month, the UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative released the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which estimated that more than a third of Cambodians live in poverty.

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