UNEP - Regional Office for Asia Pacific - Lao PDR
The Joint Support Programme in Lao PDR addresses the environment, climate change and associated poverty concerns as expressed in the 10th Five Year Plan (2008-2013) and use the experience gained to prepare the 11th Five Year Plan. It will support local governments with plan preparation and implementation, while also supports the development of the national framework for appropriate strategic directions and guidelines to local governments. The focus is on capacity development of central and local government officers and preparation of guidelines that can sustain the mainstreaming process. The private sector and civil society will also be targeted to enhance their engagement in environmental management.