This study is one of the first comprehensive studies to examine current practices in the law-making process in Lao PDR. It provides useful findings and recommendations on key aspects of the lawmaking process including responsibilities of law-drafters to provide the public access to draft legislation via online publication, organize public consultations, and develop explanatory notes and impact assessment reports.
It has been a long day for Community Radio Volunteer Ms. Mouddala Keonheun. By the time she arrives at the Lakonepheng Community Radio Station, the sun is already starting to set on the small, square building, rising solidly out of a sparse cow and goat paddock in the south of Laos. Mouddala is a teacher at the local school. Every day after class she loads her treasure trove of text books onto an old motorbike and heads to the station to broadcast her basic education programme. more
The rainy season used to mean a loss of revenue for Timchai, a farmer in the southern Lao province of Saravene. Rainfall during this five-month period would often make the road running from her village to the nearest market impassible, causing her produce to rot before she had an opportunity to sell it.more
Projects and Initiatives
The overall objective of this joint programme is to ensure increased capacity in local administrations, leading to better delivery of services which will improve the lives of the poor, especially in rural areas of Lao PDR. more
The "Master Plan for Law Development to 2020,” officially adopted by the government of Lao PDR on 11 September 2009, lays out a comprehensive sectoral reform agenda to support the country on its way of becoming a state fully governed by the rule of law. more