Projects in Environment and Energy

 Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Valter Ziantoni
  • Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change

    Lao PDR has a predominantly agricultural economy with 80 per cent of people involved in some form of activity related to agriculture. However, people often face food insecurity, with over 30 per cent of the population experiencing seasonal shortfalls in rice, the staple crop. This insecurity is a significant dimension of poverty and vulnerability in Lao PDR. This project worked to address food insecurities in two natural disaster prone provinces.

  • Poverty Environment Initiative: Phase II

    Since 2001, the Government of Lao PDR has relied heavily on natural resources to boost investment and economic growth in Lao PDR. Building on the design and success of the project’s first phase, 'PEI Phase II' aims to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Lao PDR to manage investment more systematically and increase the number of quality investments across the country.

  • Support to Integrated Irrigated Agriculture in 2 Districts of Bolikhamxay

    SIRA project aimed to improved the overall livelihoods and food security of local communities in the two poorest districts of Bolikhamxay Province by supporting the development of irrigated agriculture and the community-based management of watershed resources such as forests and fisheries.

  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Lao PDR's Agricultural and Land Management Policies, Plans and Programmes

    The overall goal of this project is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources in agro-ecosystems in Lao PDR. Achieving this will help to realize food security and sustainable economic development. Farmers will be provided with the necessary incentives, capabilities and supporting institutional framework to conserve agricultural biodiversity within farming systems across the country

  • Integrated Disaster and Climate Risk Management

    Lao PDR is prone to a number of hazards such as floods, flash floods, droughts, storms, rodent infestations, earthquakes, epidemics and UXO (National Risk Profile, NDMC/UNDP). These recurrent natural hazards often result in human and economic losses, mainly affecting poor rural communities whose livelihoods depend heavily on agricultural subsistence activities.

  • Effective Governance for Small-scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate Project

    This project aims to increase climate resilience for vulnerable communities in Sekong and Saravan Provinces. This area has the highest poverty rates in Lao PDR – thus, communities in these provinces are especially vulnerable to floods and drought, as well as extreme climate events such as storms and flash floods, which are occurring with increasing frequency in the region.