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  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos-Lao Soung

    The page gives update information on Lao ethnic groups known as Lao highlanders or Lao Soung. Most Lao Soung grow upland rice, maize, and opium traditionally. Major ethnic group...

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Tai and other hill people

    Tribal Lao Tai live in the higher valleys and on the middle slopes of the mountains in northern Laos (and in adjacent areas of south-west China, north Thailand and north-west Vi...

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos

    The page gives an overview of ethnic groups in Lao PDR. It distinguished ethnic groups into three categories geographic areas: Lao Loum, Lao Soung and Lao Theung.

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos-Lao Theung

    The page offer information on Lao ethnic group: Lao Theung. Most Lao Theung are nomadic; they commonly live in upland areas. Originated from Mon-Khmer, they practice swidden cul...

  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

    About Introduction The IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, variet...

  • Millennium Development Goals Indicators

    An overview of the Millennium Development Goals and the associated indicators for each goal.

  • The REDD Desk Statistics: Laos

    Review of forestry and forestry-based economic activities in Laos, with statistics.

  • Biodiversity and Protected Areas Lao PDR

    An overview of protected areas and biodiversity initiatives in Laos, including potential obstacles to implementation and success.

  • Lao PDR Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ Support Project

    An outline of the REDD+ project in Laos, specifically evaluating the readiness of the Luang Prabang province for its implementation.

  • Provincial Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Xieng Khouang Province

    The provincial level strategy for protecting biodiversity and handling related economic issues for the Xieng Khouang province.

  • Lao PDR, SDG15: Life on Land

    An overview of the implementation of SDG15: Life on Land in LAos.

  • Forest Cover Changes in Lao Tropical Forests: Physical and Socio-Economic Factors are the Most Important Drivers

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has been experiencing significant forest depletion since the 1980s, but there is little evidence to demonstrate the major causes and under...

  • Lao PDR Biodiversity: Economic Assessment

    This report aims to document the current economic status of biodiversity in Lao PDR, and to use this information to identify needs for the use of incentives, financing mechanism...

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land

    UN primer on the goals and targets for SDG15: Life on Land, and an update on its progress in a global context.

  • Compensation and Resettlement Policy Framework

    A government document outlining practices for handling land concessions and forced relocation in regards to international investment projects.

  • Educational Disparities of Ethnic Minorities in Lao PDR with Comparative Cases from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand

    The aim of this thesis has been to explore and systematize the factors and influences, gendered perspectives, and interrelationships in educational equality in Lao PDR with comp...

  • The geography of poverty and inequality in the Lao PDR

    A breakdown of economic inequality and resource access in Laos based on geography.

  • UN Women Asia and the Pacific: Lao PDR

    The webpage provides an overview of the state of gender equality in Lao PDR, as well as challenges the country faces.

  • Laos: Education

    The page provides an overview of the state of education in Lao PDR, as well as the work that Save the Children is doing to improve it.

  • A Policy Snapshot of Health and Nutrition in Lao PDR

    This page provides an overview of four policy notes that explain the state of health and nutrition in Lao PDR.