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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%.…  


Digital Government Transformation Project (RFF) Project Kickoff and Digital Maturity Assessment Introduction

Even prior to the spread of COVID-19, the Lao Government had expressed a growing commitment to the digital transformation agenda. In 2020, however, the pandemic accelerated the shift which created a…  


Workshop on the Result of the 2nd Round of Service User Feedback Survey

With 2021 bringing in the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP), the Government has committed to improve public administration with a particular focus on strengthening public service…  


UXO Sector holds 1st Working Group Meeting

The meeting’s primary focus was the new ten-year UXO national strategic plan – Safe Path Forward III (SPF III), which is currently in development. The plan comes at a crucial turning point for the UXO…  


OPDs Parallel Submission to the 2021 CRPD Review- Workshop on Data Collection and Writing

Persons with disabilities no longer want to be seen as the recipients of charity but instead as equal members of society that need certainly tailored supports and to have a greater say in what support…  


Official Project Launch of the Learning from China's Experience to Improve the Response to COVID-19 in the Asia and Pacific Region

The above mentioned project has received support from the South-South Cooperation Assistance Funds (SSCAF), to strengthen the preparedness and responding capacity at the Asia-Pacific regional level…  


New Zealand continues its funding to the UXO sector in Lao PDR

The Government of New Zealand has been a long-term partner and generous supporter of the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) sector or more than twenty years. It has now reiterated this support through an…  


SAFE Ecosystems Project Launches Ecotourism Facilities at Annual Review Meeting in Savannakhet Province

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, government staff from the Department of Forestry, the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, as well as UNDP have worked diligently to achieve…  


UK Ambassador visits UNDP project on sustainable forest management in Savannakhet Province

The United Kingdom Ambassador to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. John Pearson, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mme. Catherine Phuong paid a visit to the National Eld’s Deer Sanctuary in Savannakhet…  


Official launch of the joint project on Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women on the International Human Rights day

A project launch and board meeting to address the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in the Lao PDR was jointly held at…  

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