Date: March, 2017
This progress report covers key development trends and results achieved under the UN Development Assistance Framework 2012-2016 in its final year, as well as challenges, lessons learned and ways forward across key development areas from equitable and sustainable growth to gender equality.
The report also covers progress on: Public Services, Rights and Participation; Equitable Education and Training; Equitable Health and Social Welfare Services; Improved Food Security and Nutrition; HIV Prevention, Treatment and Support; Sustainable Natural Resources Management; Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change and Natural Disaster Vulnerabilities; Reduced Impact of Unexploded Ordnance; Gender Equality and Participation of Women.
Progress on communications and operations and included, as well as an indicative financial overview.
2016 was a year of dynamic transition and progress for Lao PDR. The 10th Party Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party on 18-22 January resulted in the election of the 11 members of the Politburo and the 69 members of the Central Committee (of which 1 and 7 women, respectively).
The support of national partners as well as international partners such as Australia, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United States has been crucial for the partnership between Lao PDR and the UN, which remained first and foremost a provider of technical cooperation and a facilitator of policy dialogue.