The poor

Poverty policy and regulation

Fighting Poverty by Protecting Landscapes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank have launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project that will generate jobs and incomes in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest and landscape management, and in the preservation ...

KPL

NA’s extraordinary session opens for national agenda debate

The first extraordinary session of the National Assembly (NA)’s ninth legislature kicked off on Thursday to debate measures to address financial and economic difficulties and suppress the use of narcotic drugs. The premier pledged that the government would be decisive, transparent and professional in implementing ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...

Times Reporters

EU reaffirms support for govt’s education, nutrition initiatives

The Delegation of the European Union to Laos (EU) has reiterated its support for the government’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve the education system and nutrition in all areas of the country.This includes financial and technical assistance for initiatives such as the Basic Education ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Region getting productive on food safety in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Delegations from the governments and academia of various Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) member countries have gathered in Vientiane to learn and share experiences on food safety regulations and related issues.Director General, Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion, Mr Bountheung Douangsavanh ...

News Desk

DPM urges ongoing investment in nutrition

Laos will continue to promote investment in nutrition at the local level to create communities that can sustainably produce and have access to nutritious food.Although the malnutrition situation has improved, investing in nutrition for local communities is still playing a critical role to meet the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

New Data Reveals Progress On Nutritional Status of Children

(KPL) New data on the progress on the nutritional status of children was shared today, Dec 9, in Vientiane using the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), which aims at strengthening information systems for nutrition to prevent malnutrition and its consequences, showing advancement on implementing ...

KPL News Desk

Multi-sectoral approach launches projects to reduce undernutrition

Two new projects, namely Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition, and Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, were launched in Vientiane on Wednesday to tackle the issue of childhood undernutrition.The projects are being supported by the World Bank at a cost of 460 billion kip (US$52 ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Senior representatives from Asean member countries and development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand, recently to discuss strategies to accelerate regional human capital development through integrated policy investments and innovative policy reforms.Speaking at the Asean High-Level Meeting on Human Capital Development, Deputy ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth
http://annx.asianews.network/content/laos-highlights-nutrition-asean-tackles-human-capital-development-104553

UN-Lao partnership centres on people’s wellbeing

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The United Nations (UN) has listed the improvement of Lao people’s living conditions as being at the heart of all the development programmes it plans to carry out in Laos in the coming years, according to the new United Nations chief ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy
http://annx.asianews.network/content/un-lao-partnership-centres-people%E2%80%99s-wellbeing-102811

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