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  • Lao PDR country technical note on indigenous peoples' issues

    General report on the state of ethnic minority groups in Laos, with a focus on Lao Soung and Lao Theung

  • Why farmers in Laos are shifting from cabbage to cassava production

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit globally, farmers in Laos are among the most affected. Many farmers could not sell their cabbages due to lack of buyers. The prices for cabbages a...

  • Impact of Climate Change and COVID-19 on Farmers in Laos

    Siphaeng is a rice farmer from Duer village, Phaoudom district, Bokeo province, Laos. The farmers in this region are currently facing threats due to climate change. Siphaeng say...

  • Lao PDR in the time of COVID-19

    Lao PDR Economic Monitor main findings

  • On reinforcement measures on containment, prevention and full response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    The situation of COVID-19 pandemic continues to be on the rise with nearly all countries in the world affected. The number of infected people and death toll of the virus also co...

  • Prime Ministerial Decree on Ethnic Groups

    The decree states that ethnic groups must be governed using principles that ensure unity and equality. In addition, all ethnic groups should be permitted to practise their speci...

  • SITUATION UPDATE No. 9 Effect of TS 11 (Son-Tinh) and Situation of Xe-Pien and Xenamnoy Dam, Lao PDR

    Due to monsoon season and heavy rainfall brought by TS 11 (Son-Tinh), 762 villages in 55 districts of 13 provinces have reported flooding as of 1 Aug 2018. This is a situation u...

  • Lao Environment Outlook 2012

    Ministry of National Resources and Environment (MONRE), formerly Water Resources and Environment Administration (WREA) recognizes the need in having scientific data and good ind...

  • Lao PDR Country Report

    This report provides a comprehensive picture of the infrastructure situation and policy in LAO PDR and gives an analysis of fundamental problems. Laos aims to achieve its ambit...

  • Property relations of the Hmong in Laos

    This paper will attempt to descript the change in property relations of the Hmong in Namon Neua, Laos, and to show how land sharing, a form of redistribution and coping strategi...

  • Rural finance in Laos: GIZ experience in remote rural areas

    A report on challenges and successes of the GIZ in engaging in micro-financing in rural areas in Laos

  • Laos’ hydropower generation capacity to jump almost four fold 2020

    This media article reports about the Laos' hydropower and its plan for the future.

  • Tunnelling Ahead as Laos-China Railway Proceeds on Track

    This media article is about the construction of the Laos-China railway project. The project has a total investment of 40 billion Chinese yuan (about US$6 billion), 70 percent of...

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

    The Master Plan on the development of the Rule of Law State of the Lao PDR toward the year 2020 consists of three linked and interrelated parts as follows: Part I: The Evaluatio...

  • Reaching forest cover target ‘a challenging task’: minister says

    This article is about the forest cover in Laos and the government's action in planting trees.

  • Reservoir Fisheries Management in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

    This report highlights a study on a reservoir fisheries management in Savannakhet province, Laos.The study covers a set of reservoirs and small waterbodies under different manag...

  • Floristic characteristics and affinities in Lao PDR, with a reference to the biogeography of the Indochina peninsula

    The flora of Laos is composed of 5,005 species in 1,373 genera and 188 families of seed plants. Floristic and geographical attributes of the flora were analyzed. Tropical floris...

  • Carbon stock assessment using remote sensing and forest inventory data in Savannakhet, Lao PDR

    Savannakhet Province, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR), is a small area that is connected to Thailand, other areas of Lao PDR, and Vietnam via road No. 9. This province has...

  • Lao Social Indicator Survey II 2017

    The Lao Social Indicator Survey II (LSIS II) was carried out in 2017 by Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sport,...

  • Water Grabbing in the Mekong Basin – An Analysis of the Winners and Losers of Thailand’s Hydropower Development in Lao PDR

    This paper examines how powerful state and private actors from within Thailand and Lao PDR mobilise power to control the benefits from hydropower while the social and environmen...