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Risk-informed development

On the occasion of International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the United Nations in Lao PDR, the World Bank Lao PDR and the Delegation of the European…


The New Way of Working in practice in Lao PDR

UNDP Lao PDR's Disaster Risk Management Advisor, Gerson Brandao talks about the ways in which The New Way of Working has been employed in Lao PDR since the floods of 2018.  


Disasters beyond the headlines

In his blog post, UNDP Lao PDR’s Coordination and Recovery Advisor Gerson Brandão reflects on the role of the United Nation’s Central Emergency Response Fund in reminding us about disasters forgotten…  


Risk-informed development

On the occasion of International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the United Nations in Lao PDR, the World Bank Lao PDR and the Delegation of the European Union to the Lao PDR jointly write about Lao…  


Building back better in Lao PDR


Cluster munitions — a challenge to development

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  


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.  


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.  


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: Leading climate action by example?

UNDP's Anders Poulsen and Jonas Aechtner write about the value of nature-based solutions in Lao PDR.  


What is circular economy and how can it drive climate ambitions of developing countries?

Climate Change Technical Advisor Alexandra Soezer writes about looking beyond the current model of “take, make and dispose” with the concept of circular economy and its opportunities for Lao PDR.  

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