Aid and development

Multilateral development assistance

Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives

A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs ...

KPL

Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable

A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the COVAX Facility a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The government will use this batch to vaccinate ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Green Investments, Revenue Mobilization, Big Data Key to Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“As countries slowly begin to emerge from the devastating health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we now stand at a critical juncture. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity to rebuild for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery,” said Mr. Asakawa at the ...

KPL

Climate Investment as FAO Supports Lao PDR’s national scale mapping and prioritization contributing to Paris Agreement reporting

Implementation of the Lao PDR’s NDC priorities in agriculture and natural resources sectors and national investment pipelines were the focus of the consultation workshop in the capital city Vientiane.Contributing to the design and capacity for reporting on NDC for the agricultural sector, the workshop was ...

KPL

UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on ...

News Desk

Lao PDR: Additional World Bank Funding Approved for National Poverty Reduction Fund

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2019 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $22.5 million in additional funding for the Poverty Reduction Fund, one of the Lao PDR Government’s main vehicles to address rural poverty.The additional funding will support agriculture-related activities under the government’s National ...

World Bank

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Champassak Governor Receives ADB Country Director

(KPL) Champassak Governor Bounthong Divisay received in Champassak Province on Nov 6 a courtesy call for Country Director of Asian Development Bank  (ADB) to Laos, Mr Yasushi Negishi.Mr Yasushi Negishi and his delegation as well as local media are on a working visit to Champassak ...

KPL News Desk

ADB provides new loans for development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided three new loans worth US$140 million to develop the agriculture and education sectors and for public finance management.The agreements were signed on Wednesday by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Bounchom Oubonpaseuth, and ADB’s ...

News Desk

Laos, UN celebrate World Food Day, poverty eradication efforts

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and UN agencies in Laos on Wednesday kicked off events to mark World Food Day and International Day and National Week for the Eradication of Poverty at Lao-ITECC.The government, in cooperation with development partners, is marking the two important ...

Ounkham Pimmata

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