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‘Voluntary’ Migration in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) (GoL) seeks to transform what it considers to be a traditional, rural economy into a modernised, market-oriented system by eradicating shifting cultivation, changing the way that land is allocated and by relocating communities. It intends for this to take place alongside providing improved access to roads, markets and government services and promoting new opportunities, including plantation-based cash crop production (Bechstedt et al., 2007). This case study focuses on relocation policies and their apparent results.

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Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Topics Migration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Luangnamtha
  • Oudomxay
  • Xekong
  • Xiengkhouang
Copyright Unclear copyright
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World bank

Author (corporate) World bank
Publication place Lao PDR
Publisher World bank
Publication date 2009
Pagination 9
Date uploaded May 16, 2018, 12:43 (UTC)
Date modified July 5, 2018, 02:47 (UTC)