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Governance

Tangible progress

UNDP promotes effective, open decision making to improve governance in Lao PDR, supporting the Government’s strategic plan for effective governance through 2020. This is central to consolidating the impressive national development progress already achieved in many areas and ensuring that growth benefits all people in the country and does not harm the environment.

Creating opportunities for dialogue

We work in governance and public administration reform to improve people’s access to basic social services, strengthening the legal sector to help people understand their rights and access justice in a fair and timely manner, and enhancing people’s participation in the decision making process. In all three pillars of work, we promote opportunities for creating space for informed and inclusive dialogue on critical development issues as part of the process for “graduation” to middle-income status. We also serve as the international leader in the governance sector, including through co-chairing the governance working group of the Round Table Process. UNDP has the largest Governance programme in the country in terms of issues covered.

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