Rural water supply in Cambodia: a consolidation of data and knowledge gaps and identification of gaps and research needs – technical note

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The O-we water kiosk delivers clean water for free to students like Vicheka 9, at the local primary school. Peus Pi Primary school, Peus Pi Commune, Krouch Chmar District, Tboung Khmum Province, Kampong Cham Province, November 2018.
Image: WaterAid/Remissa Mak

This note provides an overview of rural water supply in Cambodia, including different service options and the levels of service each provides in relation to the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme. Summary profiles capture the characteristics of the service options, including information about where the services are typically found, the level of service they provide, and how the services are managed, regulated and monitored.

The national government of Cambodia and other development actors, including the World Bank, have used this note to inform investment decisions in rural water supply in Cambodia. It may be useful for other water, sanitation and hygiene actors working in Cambodia or interested in doing a similar study to inform government and large donor investment in rural water supply.