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Youth Innovation Challenge: Promoting Young Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Handicraft Sectors

On this basis, UNDP is seeking to support 12 successful project ideas that will improve and develop agriculture and handicraft sectors across the country in the following areas: (1) Sustainable Models…  

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…  

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…  

Lao PDR’s eligibility for graduation from LDC status confirmed

The Committee for Development Policy has announced that Lao PDR has fulfilled the eligibility criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time.  

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…  

Brand Lao works for better livelihoods

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry creates a launching pad for a Branding Lao Promotion and Development Facility, benefitting local producers with better returns for their produce.  

Opening the doors to new livelihoods

The buzzing of many voices fills the room as visitors are squeezing past each other to catch a glimpse of the vocational training students at work. Seemingly undisturbed by the onlookers’ scrutiny,…  

Support Programme for the 8th NSEDP’s Implementation Towards LDC Graduation, MIC Transition and SDGs Achievement

The programme focuses on developing and strengthening individual and institutional capacities, to enable the Government to implement the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan to address the…  

National Assembly hotline helps villagers realise their rights

A telephone call to the National Assembly’s hotline allowed the 66 families of Lamong village in southern Lao PDR to receive the compensation they were entitled to by law.  

The 5th National Human Development Report

Human development (HD) is about the real freedom ordinary citizens have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live. HD is an integral part of fundamental human rights and the ultimate aim of…  

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