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  • Logistics Capacity Assessment: Lao People's Democratic Republic

    The Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) is a long-standing tool of WFP Logistics. Since 2008, it has provided an important source of information related to the logistics infrast...

  • Lao PDR to strengthen climate-resilient road network and connectivity

    Archived news article from the Nordic Development Fund providing details of the financing of the Lao Road Sector 2 projects to develop climate resilient road infrastructure in r...

  • Lao Road Assessment

    The Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) is a long-standing tool of WFP Logistics. Since 2008, it has provided an important source of information related to the logistics infrast...

  • Ministry of Public Works and Transport Presents Business Case for National Road 13 Public Private Partnership in Lao PDR

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport made the business case to Government Meeting recently to implement the improvements of National Road 13...

  • Timber markets and trade between Laos and Vietnam

    The article assesses the timber trade from Laos to Vietnam as inputs for furniture production and the impacts on forest management in Laos in terms of scale. It releases finding...

  • The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s vision for globalisation, Beijing-style

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the “New Silk Road” ...

  • High speed rail could bankrupt Laos, but it’ll keep China happy

    Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, a third of Laos’s population still lives below the extreme poverty line of US$1.25 per day. Most of the extreme po...

  • Infographic: The Controversial Laos-China Railway

    This article is an infographic providing a route map and details about the development of the Lao-China railway project.

  • Laos: Students Make Use of ‘Open Data’

    With eight percent of the population logging in online, Lao PDR ranks seventh in Southeast Asia in internet usage. Tech savvy neighbors may have more citizens but Laos has seen ...

  • Chinese Banana Plantations Lose Their Appeal in Laos as Pollution Concerns Grow

    A boom in banana demand led to heavy agricultural investment in northern Laos as Chinese investors offered strong financial incentives to farmers to change land management pract...

  • Illegal Pesticide Trade in Mekong Countries: Case of the Lao PDR

    Reports on the increasing use of pesticides in Lao PDR (van der Wulp 2006; Lao-FAO IPM and FAO Pesticide Risk Reduction Programme 2009, 2011; FAO IPM Vegetable Regional Programm...

  • Small-scale land acquisitions, large-scale implications: The case of Chinese banana investments in Northern Laos

    In the context of the ‘global land grab’, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic has been identified as a hotspot for large-scale land acquisitions sought by capital strong foreign...

  • Water and Water Resources Law to Advance Sustainability in the Lao PDR

    Lao PDR’s National Assembly last week approved an updated Water and Water Resources Law presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Passed with a 93 percent ...

  • PROJECT SIGNING: Lao PDR will Further Improve Rural Roads, Water Systems and Agriculture Livelihoods of Rural Poor, with New World Bank Support

    Archived content: World Bank press release announcing a $30 million agreement with the Laos government for rural infrastructure including roads and water and sanitation.

  • The Potential Impacts of Lignite Mining on the Environment and Local Livelihoods in Hongsa District, Sayabouli Province, Lao PDR.

    The main focuses of this research are the impacts of lignite mining on the environment and, local livelihoods, and how the local communities access information and their respons...

  • The toxic landscape: LURAS discussion paper

    The draft of this discussion paper generated a mixed response. While some experts – from both the government and development community – found the analysis persuasive, one or ...

  • Design options for a forest carbon legal framework for Lao PDR: Drawing lessons from across the globe

    This study looks at the possible design options that could form the basis of a legal framework for carrying out forest carbon activities and investments in Laos by both public a...

  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation--Debt Sustainability Analysis

    This Debt Sustainability Analysis continues to classify the risk of debt distress as moderate, but Lao P.D.R. is on the verge of a transition to high risk, with heightened vulne...

  • Climate Change and Its Impact on the Lao and Cambodian People

    As climate change intensifies, so do the threats to the environment and ecosystems because they are affected by variations in the weather such as temperature, rainfall and river...

  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators proposed for Lao PDR

    Localised Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators proposed for Lao PDR. 21 August 2016 and revised in the baseline data process, 30 March 2017. Linkages made to the Fiv...