Learn more


Through the lense of a Quarantine Center doctor

Santee Phetkaysone, a 24 year-old young doctor was assigned to be stationed at the KM 21 quarantine center, an 18-room facility in Champasak Province from August to October of 2020. As one of the few…  


Lending her voice- Chandavone

Initially, Chandavone just wanted to try out being a radio host out of pure curiosity after graduation. Never did it occur to her that her trial would turn into a long-term job, with her name becoming…  


Project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in Lao PDR

There is a growing global consensus recognizing gender-based violence against women as a serious violation of basic human rights. In the meantime, the problem is increasingly visible in all sections…  


COVID-19 Unites local government officials

Chanthone Xayyavong, a 48-year-old mother of 3 was assigned to be one of the people in charge of the Bokeo quarantine center, since its establishment approximately six months ago. As a health…  


Enhancing Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Lao PDR

This project intends to create an enabling environment for youth to realise their potential and to undertake important and fulfilling socio-economic roles under the framework of comprehensive national…  


Enhancing Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in the Lao PDR

Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in the region. Close to 60 per cent are estimated to be less than 25 years of age. Projections show a rapid increase in the working-age population and a…  


Strategic Support to Enhancing the Role of the National Assembly

The overall goal of the project is to help address challenges faced by both the NA and PPAs to perform their respective important roles, better represent citizens’ interests, and undertake policy and…  


National Governance and Public Administration Reform (GPAR) Programme - Governance for Inclusive Development Programme

The project supports the Government's strong desire to strengthen its public administration’s ability to achieve better service delivery, promote wider governance improvements and increase citizens’…  


UNDP Regional Director: “Diverse partnerships and a participatory approach hold the key to SDG success”

Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific is currently visiting Lao PDR to attend the 2017 Round Table Implementation…  


Master Plan on Development of the Rule of Law in the Lao PDR toward the Year 2020

This report informs a comprehensive review of the District Development Fund mechanism to be initiated under the next phase of Governance and Public Administration Reform programme on Governance for…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Lao PDR 
Go to UNDP Global