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Join us on a virtual journey to Huaichai village to learn how water, sanitation, and hygiene play a role reducing malnutrition.

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For World Oceans Day, meet an innovator in Lao PDR, who is working to reduce plastic waste.

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Celebrating Women in East Asia and Pacific

Meet the women driving a more equal East Asia and Pacific, including Viengsam Indavong of Lao PDR.

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Improving Public Financial Management

An improved PFM system can benefit all Lao citizens and provide them with more information on how the national budget is used.

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Conservation: for Wildlife and Communities

The Second Lao Environment and Social Project (LENS2) is improving protected area management and wildilfe law enforcement.

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Super-Clean Cookstoves Promise Results for Women and Climate

An initiative is introducing 50,000 clean cookstoves to replace charcoal and wood-burning stove in three provinces.

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Lao PDR Development: Past, Present and Future

In the last decade, Lao PDR has achieved strong growth. The challenge now is to end extreme poverty.

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Expanding Employment Opportunities in Lao PDR

An additional 96,000 young people will be looking for jobs each year. This report recommends steps on how to create more and better jobs.

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Poverty in Lao PDR: Achievements and Challenges

Lao PDR has made great strides in reducing poverty from 33.5% in 2003 to 23.2% in 2013.

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Vientiane
Xieng Ngeun Village, Chao Fa Ngum Road, Vientiane
Tel: (+856-21) 266 200
laos@worldbank.org
Washington
1818 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20433 Tel: +1 202-473-4709
eastasiapacific@worldbank.org