The land concession inventory is the result of a trilateral cooperation between the Lao government, Switzerland, and Germany. Representatives from the three partners jointly introduced the document published by MoNRE, the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
This publication provides the first national overview of land concessions and leases in the Lao PDR. It was initiated in response to the rapid expansion of land deals and the corresponding demand for a data-driven assessment on a national scale. The analysis is based on a government database on land investment and includes both statistical and spatially referenced data, in combination with a range of socioeconomic and biophysical variables. This publication gives insight into key issues surrounding the land investment debate, and provides a valuable baseline for further research and informed, evidence-based policy making.
The Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR: Taking Stock of Land Investment can be viewed in full here
Whilst you can view the Press Release from CDE here
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CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:
- research partnerships
- education and training
- development of concepts and tools
- raising awareness,
- policy advice.
CDE focuses on:
- management of natural resources,
- integrated regional development, and