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The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the economy into its first recession since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

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Protecting Oceans in the Lao PDR

Meet Dr Vatthanamixay Chansomphou, a scientist and innovator finding creative ways to beat plastic pollution and save oceans from landlocked Laos.

Biodiversity and Resilient Green Growth

Lao PDR is home to some of the world’s biologically richest ecosystems and most endangered species. This endowment is crucial to the Lao economy but needs protection. A new report outlines key challenges and ...

From Landlocked to Landlinked

The Lao-China Railway has the potential to transform the Lao PDR from a landlocked to a land-linked economy. Success will require complementary reforms.

Good Wood: Sustaining Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods

Forests could be key to Lao economic recovery after COVID-19

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