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Managing investment through a poverty and environment lensApr 27, 2016Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.
UNDP: Fastest population shift in history means make or break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
Agro-Biodiversity key to food security and nutritionApr 22, 2016Protecting Lao PDR’s rich biodiversity is helping to boost livelihoods and reduce rural poverty in Xieng Khouang and Luang Prabang.
Corruption remains a major stumbling block for justice sector reforms: UNDPApr 8, 2016Opening court services to peer scrutiny might greatly improve integrity and public trust, new report says
International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action: “An investment in humanity”Apr 4, 20164 April marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This day was declared by the United Nations in 2005 with the aim to raise public awareness on the danger of unexploded ordnance and mines and mobilise necessary resources for addressing the problem worldwide, particularly in affected countries, such as Lao PDR.
Lao PDR launches climate change action plan with UNDPMar 24, 2016Last week the UNDP in Lao PDR and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment formally launched the ‘Lao PDR Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (Lao PDR INDC) Project’.
Lao PDR’s UXO Sector achieves new clearance milestone in 2015Mar 15, 20162015 was a year of significant progress and innovation for Lao PDR’s UXO sector, thanks to a new evidence-based survey method.
Enhanced access to legal information for Lao citizensMar 3, 2016With the opening of an Information Kiosk at the Provincial Court in the Lao province of Xiengkhouang and a fully functional Legal Aid Center at the Department of Justice in the province’s capital Phonsavanh, citizens now have more access to information regarding their rights, laws and court cases.
Greater partnerships and new forms of development financing essential for inclusive growth and graduation from LDC statusFeb 26, 2016Three months after the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – co-chairs of the Meeting – briefed journalists on the way forward in the country’s development cooperation.
40 years in a country of untold storiesFeb 23, 2016This article looks back on the 40 years of UNDP in Laos, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of UNDP's existence.
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