UNDP in Lao PDR 2012-2015

29 Oct 2013

Our goals

People are the real wealth of nations and UNDP works to help build better lives and to ensure that all people in Lao PDR benefit from national development. We support growth that creates more and better economic and social opportunities without harming the environment. We also promote peace, human rights and security as a critical element of development, in Lao PDR and 176 other countries and territories. Overall, we offer both global perspective and local insight.



What We DO

UNDP’s network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the eight global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which commit to the overarching goal of 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. We are assisting Lao PDR with two critical transitions: (1) to a market economy that gives people more power of choice and (2) to becoming a middle-income country by 2020.

Our Focus

  • Fighting poverty
  • Promoting effective governance
  • Encouraging improved environmental management and lessening negative effects from climate change
  • Reducing disaster risks and assisting recovery, particularly from the impact of UXO

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