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  • Poverty in Lao PDR Key findings from the Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey 2018-2019

    The Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey (LECS) have been conducted at five-year intervals since 1992/1993. This brief summarizes key findings from LECS 6. It provides updated...

  • Well begun but not yet done : progress and emerging challenges for poverty reduction in Vietnam

    This poverty assessment, presented in this book, takes a fresh look at the lives of poor men, women, and children and explores the constraints and opportunities they face in ris...

  • Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR 2015

    This latest atlas, developed by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, together with the Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), combines statistical ...

  • Lao PDR poverty policy notes : drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR

    This reports presents key findings of the World Bank's poverty policy notes in Lao PDR.

  • Poverty in Lao PDR

    This website provides the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic data in Lao PDR and compares poverty indicators among Southeast Asian countries.

  • UN expert: Lao PDRs economic strategy entrenches poverty

    Lao PDR has pursued a top-down approach to economic growth and poverty alleviation that is all too often counterproductive, leading to impoverishment and jeopardising the rights...

  • ASEAN Key Figures 2018

    The ASEAN Key Figures 2018 is the inaugural issue of a new publication by the Statistics Division (ASEAN stats) of the ASEAN Secretariat. The publication provides rea...

  • The National Identification of Poor Households Programme: A key tool to support equitable development

    The overall objective of the Ministry of Planning Identification of Poor Households Programme is to officially mandate Standardised Procedures for Identification of Poor Househo...

  • Cambodia Economic Update: Recent Economic Developments and Outlook 2019

    This working paper presents the recent economic developments outlook and risks in Cambodia. Also, the selected issue on investing Cambodia's future, focusing on early childhood ...

  • Small-scale gold mining in Cambodia: A situation assessment

    This report documents the current situation of the gold mining sector in Cambodia based on the results of a survey conducted by the Department of Geology in four gold mining are...

  • Final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on Laos

    This is the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, on his visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The report call...

  • Statement by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his visit to Lao PDR, 18-28 March 2019

    On paper, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic has made great progress in poverty reduction over recent decades. And after more than twenty years of striving to graduate from lea...

  • Chapter 8 Vietnam - A Widening Poverty Gap for Ethnic Minorities (Excerpt from book: Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development)

    Vietnam has one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world in recent years. However, ethnic groups in this country may not equally share the benefit of this wealth increa...

  • Growth Cuts Absolute Poverty, but Inequality Rising in Lao PDR- ADB Study

    A review of an ADB study on poverty and inequality trends in Lao PDR.

  • Gender and poverty issues in the forest regions of northern Lao PDR

    In this study, Participatory Poverty Assessment (livelihood matrix, food seasonal calendars, mobility maps, SWOT analysis and problem cause analysis) was conducted in the 12 pro...

  • What does recent evidence tell us about poverty in Lao PDR

    Poverty continues to decline in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Recent estimates from the Laos Expenditure and Consumption Survey (LECS 5) show that the pro portion of...

  • Mitigation of GHG: Rubber based agro-forestry system for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Pakkading, Bolikhamsay Province, Lao PDR

    A project outline for a rubber plantation in Bolikhamxay province, including overview of social and environmental issues in the project area, government policies and involvement...

  • Minutes of 1st 7L Sekong Basin Sub-Area meeting

    Meeting minutes of the first meeting of the 7L Sekong Basin Sub-Area committee meeting, including discussion of plans to reduce poverty within and sustainably develop the basin ...

  • Participatory poverty assessment (PPA), Attapeu Province, Lao PDR

    This report is an assessment of villagers' livelihoods and poverty in Attapeu Province in an effort to pinpoint areas for poverty reduction in development projects.

  • Participatory poverty assessment: Lao PDR

    The second PPA of Lao PDR, analyzing 95 villages in 47 districts to understand the experience of poor people in the country and their perspective on solutions to eradicating pov...

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