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In Lao PDR, characteristics that make people poor are not uniform, find out more in these recent poverty policy briefs.

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A new report highlights Lao PDR's health financing system, identifying constraints & opportunities facing the health care system.

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Lao PDR's economic growth remains robust, but has slowed slightly. Macroeconomic management has improved, but risks remain.

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Ellen Goldstein

Country Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR

Jean-Christophe Carret

Country Manager for Lao PDR

Evgenij Najdov

Senior Economist for Lao PDR

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Empowering Local Citizens for Better Development

Lao PDR’s Poverty Reduction Fund has helped implement over 4,500 projects that local villagers chose themselves.

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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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The Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project (NT2)

NT2 revenues are flowing back to the people. For the latest updates, check the Overview page to know how the project is progressing.

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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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