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Reports & Research
December 2009

In the last decade the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has transformed itself into a provider of natural resources (timber, agricultural products, minerals, and energy) for its wealthier and more populated neighbours China, Vietnam and Thailand. 

Reports & Research
December 2007

This study analyzes the institutional landscape, processes and track record of urban planning and land management in Lao PDR, and makes recommendations to improve future planning and land management policies in the urban sector.

Reports & Research
December 2007

Field visits to over twenty villages in five different provinces of the Lao PDR have shown that across all ethnic groups, communities use and manage communal lands. Types of lands often found to be under communal management include upland areas, grazing lands and village use and sacred forests.

Reports & Research
June 2007
South-Eastern Asia

Despite a long history of forest conversion and forest degradation due to unsustainable logging practices, the natural forests of Southeast Asia still constitute an immense renewable resource and provide vital contributions to the economic and social development of the region.

Reports & Research
August 2005

Los valiosos ejemplos presentados abarcan una serie de experiencias heterogéneas, desde el uso de tecnología WiFi (comunicación inalámbrica) en el caso de Huaral hasta la comunicación oral en Piura. Desde una red de información nacional con oficinas en regiones y provincias como el SIAG del Ministerio de Agricultura hasta una telecentro comunitario en Cotahuasi.

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