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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…


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.  


Clear lands, safe people – illusion or reality?

This op-ed discusses how UNDP supports the Lao government in UXO clearance.  


40 years in a country of untold stories

This article looks back on the 40 years of UNDP in Laos, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of UNDP's existence.  


A 'step change' for development cooperation in Laos?

Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative writes about the Vientiane Partnership Declaration and its implications for Laos.  

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