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  • 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...

  • National Adaptation Policy on Climate Change in Lao PDR

    Presentation on National Adaptation Policy on Climate Change in LAO PDR

  • Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order

    The media article is about China's investment in other countries and the role of its economic and geopolitical influence globally.

  • Research evaluation of economic, social, and ecological implications of the programme for commercial tree plantations

    This report aims to evaluate the economic, social and ecological impacts of large-scale land concessions to plant rubber and make recommendations for the future management of la...

  • Existing and planned Laos hydropower projects, September 2010

    A set of tables that list existing and planned large (greater than 10 MW) hydropower projects in Laos. The table is based on the Laos Government Department of Energy Promotion ...

  • BTI 2016: Laos country report

    The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) analyzes and evaluates the quality of democracy, a market economy and political management in 129 developing and transition...

  • Impact of the urbanisation of a small town on its hinterlands: Perceptions of households in the hinterlands of Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

    This research investigated the perceived impact of the urbanisation of a small town on its hinterlands, using Vang Vieng in Laos as a case study. A questionnaire survey was cond...

  • Status and potential for the development of biofuels and rural renewable energy: Lao People's Democratic Republic

    This study aims to formulate a strategic policy framework in Laos to promote and develop renewable energy resources to improve rural living conditions and reduce poverty without...