UNDP and the UN System
UN Lao PDR Resident Coordinator Kaarina Immonen. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Daniel Hodgson
The UNDP Resident Representative also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for all United Nations Agencies in Lao PDR. A total of 23 United Nations organizations are represented in Lao PDR. We work together as the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to support national development and better lives for all people of the country, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. The United Nations as a whole collaborates closely with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, as well as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
While each organisation has programmes and projects in line with its own mandate, the UNCT ensures that these programmes reinforce each other and provide the most effective aid in a well-coordinated manner through the expected outcomes of the Lao PDR - United Nations Partnership Framework. The next Partnership Framework for Lao PDR (2017-2021) was finalised in 2016 and is based on a comprehensive analysis of the root causes of priority national development challenges and of resulting needs to be addressed at all levels.
UN agencies in the country
United Nations Agencies working for Lao PDR include:
For more information please refer to the UN in Lao PDR website