28 September, 2016
In 2015, the UN Country Team in Lao PDR initiated the crowdsourcing of problem trees using the Futurescaper platform. The initiative aims to actively and creatively engage people in analysing development issues and crafting their own solutions through a round of mini-surveys. This provides interesting insights into perceptions of Lao PDR’s current key development challenges, their causes, effects and priorities for the future of the country. The outcome of the crowdsourcing has been feeding into the design and operationalization of the Lao PDR – UN Partnership Framework (2017-2021), helping the UN strengthen its programme strategy.