Blog posts tagged to "Lao PDR"

  • The Lao PDR government is preparing a legal framework for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

    Time to dismantle legal barriers to climate finance in Asia-Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    Most developing countries are ill equipped to handle an influx of international climate finance. Fiji and Lao PDR, though, are making progress.

  • Vietnamese farmers tend to underestimate land size for the highest quartile of landholdings.

    Land measurement bias revisited

    Published on Friday, 06 April 2018

    Weak statistics and informal land area measurement techniques can distort agricultural policies, ADB research shows.

  • Microfinance institution in Uzbekistan.

    Microfinance institutions must enhance client protection to better serve clients

    Published on Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    Microfinance institutions must ensure that clients are treated in a fair and transparent manner, and are able to fulfill their debt.

  • A rice farmer in Quang Tri province, Viet Nam.

    Climate-smart varieties, water-saving techniques key to growing Asia’s future rice

    Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

    In the face of climate change-induced water shortage in Asia’s rice production areas, farmers are struggling to figure out how to grow more rice with less water to ensure food security in the region.

  • Women masons being trained in Viet Nam to run a biogas construction company. Photo by SNV

    Getting women actively involved in climate change mitigation

    Published on Friday, 07 August 2015

    Since women often spend the money they earn on services with wider societal benefits, what are the costs of direct or indirect exclusion? How can women become more actively engaged in climate planning, as well as receive and share the benefits of this engagement?

  • From caravan to the summit, GMS youth make their voice heard

    Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015

    Thirty-six youth leaders from the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime when they were selected to be part of the GMS Youth Caravan, an eight-day trip around the GMS countries that culminated in the 2nd GMS Youth Forum (YF2) and GMS Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-20 December 2014.

  • The meek shall not inherit the earth - gender equality and access to land

    Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Land is power – immutable and unyielding. It provides succor and sustenance. Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming gender gap in land ownership, reinforcing the gender discrimination women face in other spheres.

  • Pushing the Boundaries for Women

    Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.

  • Women ride past burning garbage in Cambodia.

    Pursuing green growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Published on Friday, 19 July 2013

    Picture this: rapid urbanization and massive infrastructure development and people trapped in outdated polluting transportation, escalating environmental degradation and deforestation, rising potable water shortages and food security concerns, extreme climate change occurrences and growing disaster risks.

  • Floating houses under a bridge.

    Social protection floors for an inclusive crisis recovery

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    Crises oblige policymakers to rethink development models. The 1929 financial crash led to a New Deal that radically altered the development model of the day.