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Bringing a village into kilter with filters

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

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

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!  

World Environment Day 2018

For World Environment Day 2018, UNDP Lao PDR Resident Representative, Ms. Kaarina Immonen reflects on UNDP's role in supporting Lao PDR on its path to a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future.  

Journey to the end of the light

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

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…  

Invitation to review the social safeguards requirements for a proposal submitted to the Green Climate Fund

UNDP is partnering with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute to develop a Funding Proposal to the Green Climate Fund entitled “Promoting climate…  

Sipping from the cup of development

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.  

Unexploded Ordnance, an obstacle to development

Lao PDR has just recently fulfilled, for the first time, the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. It has passed two of the three criteria for graduation: Gross…  

Lao PDR’s eligibility for graduation from LDC status confirmed

The Committee for Development Policy has announced that Lao PDR has fulfilled the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time.  

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