Open Development Laos Resources

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Reports & Research
December 2012

This report presents the first nationwide analysis of land concessions and leases in the Lao PDR. The project is a joint effort between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), to consolidate the most comprehensive national database on state land leases and concessions.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2012

Discussion paper on the legal framework of state land leases and concessions in Lao PDR. This paper summarizes the relevant laws and regulations and indicate contradictions in the legislation wherever contradictions exist. Research was supported by the GIZ – Land Management and Registration Project (LMRP) contribution to the Northern Uplands Development Program as product of the land management component.

Reports & Research
December 2012

FAO published its Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security in 2012. The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forest with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.

Reports & Research
December 2011

Report discusses the labour practices observed and changes in the target communities. It provides detailed summary descriptions of work practices and conditions that are contrasted against key national legal instruments namely the Labour Law. It also identifies a few key emerging developments in the target communities observed in the course of the research. Report was written for Global Association of People and the Environment (GAPE) & Japanese International Volunteer Center (JVC), funded by Oxfam Novib.

Reports & Research
December 2009

This report aims to evaluate the economic, social and ecological impacts of large-scale land concessions to plant rubber and make recommendations for the future management of land in Lao PDR. Study focused on Champassak and Salavane provinces from July 2007 to July 2008. It was the product of a collaboration between the Centre for Research and Information on Land and Natural Resources of the National Land Management Authority, Office of Prime Minister, Laos, the Foundation for Ecological Recovery, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

Reports & Research
December 2009

Report by the Rural Research & Development Training Center on the impacts of land and forest policies on the livelihood of ethnic minorities. This study intends to contribute to a better understanding of how institutional arrangements governing ethnic minorities’ rights to access and control over land and forest impact on their livelihoods, based on a field study in 5 ethnic minority villages in Sekong province, Laos.

Reports & Research
December 2006

Study on state land leases and concessions in Lao PDR, sponsored by the Lao-German Land Policy Development Project (German contribution to the Lao Land Titling Project II in Lao PDR). This study is part of a series of Land Policy Studies conducted in preparation of a coherent and comprehensive "National Land Policy Statement for Lao PDR."

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