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Ensuring Safer Migration In COVID-19 Times

As COVID-19 continues to impact society, many countries in South East Asia are opening their borders and telling the world that they are now ‘open for business’. Lao migrant workers remain at the…  


Healthier Future For Humans, Economy And The Planet: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Mitigate Climate Change Through A Metabolic Approach

It is our metabolism which keeps us alive by converting everything we eat into valuable building blocks and energy. Economies work very much in a similar manner. They extract and import, convert and…  


Lao Youth’s Union opens Technical and Vocational Training Center in Thakhek District, Khammouane Province

In collaboration with the Lao Youth Union (LYU), the model Youth Technical and Vocational Training in Khammouane Province, supported by the Russian Federation and UNDP, aims to strengthen the rural…  


Circular GHG mitigation opportunities Lao PDR

This report supports the next update of Lao PDR’s Nationally Determined Contribution by deploying circular economy interventions. The latest NDC update was submitted to the United Nations Framework…  



Empowering rural women- a path to enhanced equality

Although Saykham was able to access education, health, and nutrition services while growing up, most of her friends weren’t as fortunate. “Most of my friends experienced malnutrition and were poor.…  


Echoing empowerment

Ms. Hatsada Kounlabouth, a young trainer from Saravane Province carried a soft voice, with a gentle and caring sparkle in her eyes, proudly approached her newly- graduated trainees. There were about…  


UNDP Launch Report On Youth Unemployment Issues In Lao PDR

According to the Lao Labour Force Survey in 2017, with roughly 60% of the population under the age of 25, the percentage of youth who are potentially employable, but out of work, hovers at 37%.…  


Report: Youth Unemployment Issues in Lao PDR

This report provides an overview of the situation surrounding youth unemployment in Lao PDR. It presents factors that influence youth unemployment, provides recommendations, and envisions potential…  


How COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact vulnerable groups

The impact of COVID-19 has no boundary and affects us all. But the most affected continues to be the most vulnerable. The UNCT socio-economic impact assessment which surveyed 1200 households in June…  

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