U.S. Supports the Lao Bar Association to Increase Free Legal Access for Vulnerable Populations
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided a grant of over LAK 525 million (equivalent to US$54,768) to the Lao Bar Association (LBA). LBA will use the grant to operate 17 Legal Aid Clinics, opened with support from USAID, in Vientiane and other provinces. The United States also partners with the Lao PDR on a wide range of activities to promote basic education, improve health and nutrition, facilitate trade and investment, and counter trafficking in persons.