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  • Livelihood factors and household strategies for an unexpected climate event i...

    This study evaluated the livelihoods of upland people in northern Laos following an unexpected climate event—early onset of the rainy season. The study helps explain ...

  • Hydropower resettlement and livelihood adaptation: The Nam Mang 3 project in ...

    Hydropower development in the vicinity of the Nam Mang 3 hydropower project has impacted farming households and communities. The impacts vary with household access to livelihood...

  • Eighth National Five Year Socio-Economic Development Plan

    The Five Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan VIII (2016-2020) (8th NSEDP) is a means of implementing the National Strategy on Socio-Economic Development until 2025 and...

  • Discussion Paper: The Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the Lao...

    This is an analysis to inform discussion between the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the United Nations (UN) on the adaptation of the Sustainabl...

  • Discussion paper: The sustainable development goals in the context of the Lao...

    This is an analysis to inform discussion between the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the United Nations (UN) on the adaptation of the Sustainabl...

  • The political economy of land governance in Lao PDR 2015

    n summary, Laos has moved through several key tran-sitions from the colonial period, to wartime, to a period of inwardly-focused socialist practice, to a more outwardly oriented...

  • Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security: New and old challenges fo...

    Case studies on indigenous and ethnic peoples across Asia, their history with shifting cultivation, and the livelihood and food security impacts of their traditional agricultura...

  • Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    a land-locked country, Lao PDR is an historically, culturally and environmentally rich country with diverse landscapes and ethnic populations. It is located at the he...

  • Decree on Land Lease or Concession

    Decree on Land Lease or Concession

  • Agrarian land-use transformation in northern Laos

    Farmers in northern Laos have been experiencing a rapid transformation from subsistence agricultural production to intensive cash crop cultivation over the last decade....

  • Biodiversity Wild Mushrooms–Edible and Medicinal Species Local Knowledge and Use

    Due to the rich ecological landscape and biodiversity of Lao PDR, a great number of wild mushrooms are potentially available for domestic consumption and sales. Locally, some ar...

  • Timber markets and trade between Laos and Vietnam: A commodity chain analysis...

    This study examines the timber trade between Laos and Vietnam, exploring power and political dynamics of the trade between the two countries. The study has adopted a commodity c...

  • Fundamentals of viable community forestry business models: Preliminary resear...

    Research from seven countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in the Asia-Pacific region shows that sustainable practices are inhere...

  • Power, progress and impoverishment: Plantations, hydropower, ecological chang...

    This report documents the contemporary ecological, social and economic transformations occurring in one village in Lao PDR’s central Khammouane province under multiple sources o...

  • Food and nutrition security atlas of Lao PDR

    In the context of a growing body of data across multiple sectors in Lao PDR, the Food and Nutrition Security Atlas was published with the aim of providing an up-to-date synthesi...

  • Land, rubber and people: Rapid agrarian changes and responses in Southern Laos

    This study examines rubber development in Bachiengchaleunsouk (Bachieng) District, Champasak Province, southern Laos, and argues these developments are largely benefiting fore...

  • Integrating wetland ecosystem values into urban planning: The case of That Lu...

    Integrating Wetland Ecosystem Values into Urban Planning: The Case of That Luang Marsh, is a joint study conducted by IUCN, WWF, the Lao National Mekong Committee, and the Scien...

  • Impact of land and forest policies on the livelihood of ethnic minorities

    The main research questions are:How have Land Use Planning and Land Allocation impacted upon the selected ethnic minorities livelihoods?How have (the lack of) per...

  • Community forestry adaptation roadmap to 2020 for Lao PDR

    Community-based forest management in Lao PDR lacks strong legal standing. However, the legal revision process currently underway promises increased rights for communities over...

  • Main finding on development of benzoin (Styrax tonkinensis) value chain in fi...

    To identify the natural Benzoin distribution area (Mapping) in Laos with its yield capacity, To investigate and examine the best practise of silvicuture techniques in term of pl...