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 Governance and Public Administration Reform Programme Secretariat Support Project

    The objective of this government-led programme is to strengthen the capacity of public administration to deliver efficient, effective and accountable services to citizens.

  • Community Radio

    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
  • Sustainable Forest and Land Management in the Dry Dipterocarp Forest Ecosystems of Southern Lao PDR

    Dipterocarps are a tree species prevalent in South East Asia, valuable for their resin and timber. However, these dry dipterocarp forests, and the species within them, are under pressure, as large areas have been converted into farmland to plant cash crops, and due to activities such as logging, hunting and harvesting of non-timber forest products, all of which is contributing to the degradation of this environment.

  • Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – INDC

    The project will implement measures that help mitigate Lao’s contribution to climate change, translate challenges into adaptation initiatives to the new environment and both, in an ambitious but fair manner.