Open Development Laos Resources
A case study researched and published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on gender and equity implications of land related investments on selected agricultural investments in Lao PDR, published in Rome, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.