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Open Development Laos publishes a new topic on “Disasters and Emergency Response”

Open Development Laos (ODL) recently published a new topic page on “Disasters and Emergency Response,” available in both Lao and English. Laos is vulnerable to several types of disasters. Floods and landslides are prevalent, while droughts also occur in some years in different regions. Additionally, pests ...

Open Development Laos updates the topic page ‘Ethnic minorities and indigenous people’

ODL has updated its page on ethnic minorities and indigenous people, including information on the history of ethnic group classification, lifestyles, and ongoing challenges. Learn more about Laos’ ethnic people here. ...

Open Development Laos uploads a new report, “Sustainable Hydropower Master Plan for the Xe Kong Basin Lao PDR”

It is a report released by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI), which reflects potential impacts of hydro-power project in Xe Kong, a tributary of Mekong, to its neighboring ecosystem. The report comes with recommendations as a guide for the Government of Laos to mitigate the impacts, ...

Read all about infrastructure developments in Laos on Open Development Laos

The Lao government is particularly interested in transforming an apparent disadvantage of being a landlocked country into an advantage by becoming a land-linked nation. This would see Laos as a point of connection among neighboring countries, bridging the more advanced economies of China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The new ...

New briefing on State land lease and concessions in Laos PDR

A new topic briefing on ‘State land lease and concessions’ has been published on Open Development Laos.  providing a detailed, concise and current overview of state land lease and land concessions in the Lao PDR. Open Development Laos has also updated it existing ‘Land’ briefing ...

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