Following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, on 29 March the Government of Lao PDR formally announced nation-wide lockdown. Despite the still limited number of COVID-19 cases, the outbreak in the region has impacted trade, construction and tourism and has therefore a significant effect on the economy.
The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the district, these 3 women had managed to get elected as head of poverty ridden villages and managing the responsibilities that are generally out of bound for women citizens.
The grounds where Latngon Primary and Secondary School are, used to be hazardous, with risks lying beneath every footstep. As 1 of the 5 chosen schools to be given sporting equipment as part of the Safe Ground Project I for Laos, the students have been counting the days to try out their new toys.
In support of our collective efforts towards understanding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNDP on behalf of the UN Development System (UNDS) in Lao PDR, with guidance from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, undertook a socio-economic impact assessment between April and August 2020.
The main objective of the study is to understand the problem and the causes leading to open burning and air pollution in Vientiane Capital which can be related to waste management service and other factors.
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