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Journal Articles & Books
December 2019
Laos
Vietnam

Since the early 2000s the Lao government has dramatically increased the number of large-scale land concessions issued for agribusinesses. While studies have documented the social and environmental impacts of land dispossession, the role of Vietnamese labour on these Vietnamese-owned rubber plantations has not previously been investigated.

Reports & Research
December 2019
Laos

ABSTRACTED FROM CONTEXT SECTION: A study was commissioned by the Mekong Region Land Governance Project (MRLG) to investigate the origins and the implications of implementing the 70 percent forestland policy, and to outline policy considerations.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2019
Laos

Armed conflicts create drastic socioeconomic shocks that lead to land use and land cover changes in ways that are not yet well understood. Several studies have used satellite imagery to detect such changes during periods of conflict. However, there has been an insufficient examination of older conflicts before the 1970s.

Regulations
December 2019
Laos

This law determines the principles, regulations and measures on management, preservation, development, utilization and inspection of forest and forestland, promotion of regeneration and planting, and increase of forest resources, aiming at enriching forests, increasing forest cover, making them as tourism resources, sustainable sources of living and use for the people, ensuring a sustainable co

Reports & Research
December 2019
Laos

Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), is a rapidly growing developing economy at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Laos’ economic growth over the last decade averaged just below eight percent, placing Laos amongst the fastest growing economies in the world.

Encouraging better land use practices among agricultural businesses in Laos
Reports & Research
October 2019
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

For more than a decade, the government of Lao PDR has promoted commercial uses of agricultural land by private investors. While investment in land has enormous potential to promote Laos’ economic development, benefits have been unevenly distributed across society.

Encouraging better land use practices among agricultural businesses in Laos
Reports & Research
October 2019
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

For more than a decade, the government of Lao PDR has promoted commercial uses of agricultural land by private investors. While investment in land has enormous potential to promote Laos’ economic development, benefits have been unevenly distributed across society.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2019
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam
South-Eastern Asia

Recognising that trade drives illegal logging and that poor governance enables it, the European Union (EU) developed the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. Effective participation of all actors — especially staff from governments, the private sector and civil society — is a must to strengthen forest governance.

Institutional & promotional materials
September 2019
Ethiopia
Madagascar
Uganda
Cameroon
Benin
Niger
Paraguay
Peru
Laos
Global

This brochure provides an overview of the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy (GPRLP) implemented by the German Development Cooperation Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It points out the relevance of land rights for reducing hunger and conflicts as well as the potential for achieving environmental, social and economic development.

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