Cuban Sugar Sweetens Education for Children Throughout Laos

April 19, 2012

VIENTIANE – More than 150,000 pre-primary and primary school students will get a boost of energy every day to help them concentrate better on their studies, thanks to a contribution from Cuba of more than 180 metric tons of sugar to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) which was made possible by the generosity of a private Japanese donor.

Feeding The Future Nutrition Education Spreads Best Practice Throughout Lao PDR

February 22, 2012

VIENTIANE – The fight against malnutrition in Lao PDR has taken a significant step forward with the roll out of a new nutrition training course to boost the number of professionals equipped with key knowledge and skills, and enable them to pass these on to their peers.

From Aid Effectiveness to Development Effectiveness

November 30, 2011

By Minh H. Pham

Traditionally, the way in which international organizations deliver development aid has mattered as much as the quantity of aid. If we do it right, we increase the probability of sustainable, high-quality development results that achieve maximum impact: We improve lives, reduce poverty, and benefit all the people, even the poorest and most vulnerable.

Making a ‘Down Payment’ on Development for All

October 5, 2011

By Minh H. Pham

Last week, in one of the poorest, least developed and most remote regions of Lao PDR, the Government and the international development community met to examine practical opportunities and challenges at the provincial level with regard to the national development process. Amid the beautiful green hills of Xekong Province, we had what I call an “equity reality check.”

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