UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative in Lao PDR: A Journey
In many developing countries of Southeast Asia, private investments are driving economic growth. The economy of Laos has grown rapidly since 1985, with huge inflows of investments in agriculture, mining and hydro power, and help halve the country's poverty rate. Environmental challenges remain, however. The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative has helped Lao PDR address these challenges.