UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), which commit to cutting world poverty in half by 2015. A ninth MDG specific to Lao PDR pledges to reduce the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO) still remaining from the Second Indochina war.
What We Do
Lao PDR sits in the medium human development category, ranking 139 out of 187 countries and territories in the world. The average HDI for countries in the medium human development group is 0.614 and 0.703 for countries in East Asia and the Pacific region.