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In Lao PDR, characteristics that make people poor are not uniform, find out more in these recent poverty policy briefs.

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Despite impressive economic growth, the investment climate in Lao PDR remains challenging.

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Ellen Goldstein

Country Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR

Nicola Pontara

Country Manager of the Lao PDR Country Office

Chandana Kularatne

Country Economist for Lao PDR

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Super-Clean Cookstoves Promise Results for Women and Climate

An initiative is introducing 50,000 clean cookstoves to replace charcoal and wood-burning stove in three provinces.

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Empowering Local Citizens for Better Development

Lao PDR’s Poverty Reduction Fund has helped implement over 4,500 projects that local villagers chose themselves.

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Lao PDR Development: Past, Present and Future

In the last decade, Lao PDR has achieved strong growth. The challenge now is to end extreme poverty.

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Nam Theun 2

The Nam Theun 2 multipurpose development project (NT2) is one of Lao PDR’s largest and most complex hydropower projects.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities in Lao PDR

An additional 96,000 young people will be looking for jobs each year. This report recommends steps on how to create more and better jobs.

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Poverty in Lao PDR: Achievements and Challenges

Lao PDR has made great strides in reducing poverty from 33.5% in 2003 to 23.2% in 2013.

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Xieng Ngeun Village, Chao Fa Ngum Road, Vientiane
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1818 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20433 Tel: +1 202-473-4709
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