Our Stories

  • Cluster munitions — a challenge to development
    Jul 31, 2018

    On the 8th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions entering into force, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Lao PDR, Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, reflects on Lao PDR’s future with UXO

  • Powering a community
    Jul 3, 2018

    Inhabitants of Kabong village live without electricity, roads and stable incomes. UNDP is looking into solutions to improve their access to electricity.

  • Bringing a village into kilter with filters
    Jun 17, 2018

    Putting a glass of water on the table can take a huge effort in the rural areas of Laos. Read how we helped to relieve villagers in Saysomboun province of this burden in our recent project.

  • Going closer, probing deeper: My transformative journey to a remote community in Lao PDR
    Jun 17, 2018

    Technical Advisor Alexandra Soezer writes about her understanding of transformational development in the context of a rural electrification initiative in Lao PDR.

  • From a pig farm to an energy bank with a breath of fresh air
    Jun 6, 2018

    The wastewater of a pig farm was causing severe problems in a village near Vientiane. See how modern technology was able to restore friendly community relations!

  • Journey to the end of the light
    Jun 5, 2018

    In May 2018, UNDP Lao PDR visited one of the most secluded communities in Laos to assess the possibilities for rural electrification. See what we encountered during our exhilirating journey!

  • Riding the airwaves to reach the unreached
    Apr 25, 2018

    Radio is a powerful medium to connect with people in the hinterland. Our Community Radio volunteers ride the airwaves to remote villages and have a finger on the pulse of their local community. This is their story.

  • Sipping from the cup of development
    Apr 9, 2018

    As the country is set for graduating from Least Developed Country status, we are looking into how Lao PDR’s tea growers are contributing to developing their country.

  • Fear and courage go hand in hand
    Feb 15, 2018

    Our blogger Lauren Kana Chan headed to the Houaphan Province and witnessed the daily work of a bomb clearance team.

  • Jonas, Volunteer from Germany: “My dreams came true in Laos”
    Jan 30, 2018

    Jonas is telling you about his passion for nature conservation and development. How it led to his work as a UN Volunteer in Lao PDR and how this assignment shaped his personality, career and view on volunteerism.

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