The Committee for Development Policy has announced that Lao PDR has fulfilled the eligiblity criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time.
Radio is a powerful medium to connect with people in the hinterland. The volunteers ride the airwaves to remote villages and have a finger on the pulse of their local community. This is their story.
As the country is set for graduating from Least Developed Country status, we are looking into how Lao PDR’s tea growers are contributing to the development of their country.
What does a first-time visitor to Laos feel when coming face to face with how people here live together with unexploded bombs? European Union-supported blogger Lauren Kana Chan leads us through her impressions. Take a look at her photos!
UNDP is developing a Funding Proposal to the Green Climate Fund to ensure food security in Laos. We want you to be part of the process!
“Having a goal isn’t wishing. It isn’t a faint hope or a vague dream that someday we’ll have or do or be. No, having a goal is much, much more” – this is the opening message of a new film, titled This is Development.

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