Our Projects

UNDP projects are designed in consultation with national stakeholders and contribute directly to the Government's 5-year National Socio-Economic Development Plans, to the UNDP Country Programme and the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF). Projects are aligned to one or more of the following programme areas - poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, crisis prevention and recovery. All UNDP projects are nationally executed under the signed country programme, and are implemented in partnership with national partners.

Poverty Reduction

Vocational training school in Vientiane. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR

Democratic Governance

Service with a smile at the One Door Service Centre in Sekong town. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Philippe Pernet

  • National Assembly Strategic Support ProjectNational Assembly Strategic Support ProjectNov 13, 2014
    The Project will strengthen the NA as an accountable, inclusive and responsive institution. It will also enhance trust in State-society relations, and promote inclusive political processes with a focus on women, youth, and disadvantaged groups. The foundation of this Project is on a solid understanding of the Lao PDR’s context after years of support to the NA by UNDP that can now be fast-tracked to support national policy and planning for inclusive development.

  • Community Participation and Communication Support ProgrammeCommunity Participation and Communication Support ProgrammeNov 13, 2014
    This project will help scale up community media, promote gender equality and enhance a positive and non discriminatory portrayal of women. A large part of the Lao population, particularly in remote areas, has poor access to information, communication systems and public services that are relevant to help people take informed decisions about their lives.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

UXO Lao destroy unexploded cluster munitions in a controlled explosion in Xieng Khouang Province. Photo: UNDP Lao PDR/Laophoto

Environment and Energy

Photo: UNDP Lao PDR
  • Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change (IRAS)Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change (IRAS)Nov 13, 2014
    To help farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change, this project will improve the knowledge base about climate change, strengthen agriculture and rural sector policies, and develop institutional capacities so that systematic adaptation planning can be carried out. At the same time community-based adaptive agricultural practices and off-farm income generating opportunities will be demonstrated to farmers and communities in 2 provinces and 4 districts.

  • Poverty Environment Initiative: Phase IIPoverty Environment Initiative: Phase IIMar 26, 2014
    The PEI is a joint UNDP and UNEP global programme that implemented by UNDP Lao PDR Environment Programme together with Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE). Building on the design and successful of Phase 1,the second phase (2012-2015) aims to strengthening capacity of Lao Government to manage investment more systematic and increasing number of quality investment across the country.

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