The World Food Programme is working towards a world where all children in Laos can access healthy and nutritious food. Read a summary of our work in Laos and how we are working with the government to fight hunger and malnutrition.
This report presents the findings of the cost-benefit analysis of school meals programmes in Laos carried out jointly by the Ministry of Education and Sports, the World Food Programme and MasterCard. This details the cost-benefit analysis of school meals throughout a beneficiary's lifetime.
Despite significant economic progress over the last two decades, Lao PDR still has one of the highest poverty rates in the ASEAN region, with around a fifth of its 6 million people in poverty.
The country is also vulnerable to natural disasters, which can threaten families’ access to food, nutrition and their opportunities to earn an income. This report is a case study of Lao PDR’s national social protection system, which sought to identify the factors that would enable that system to be responsive to shocks and to support vulnerable families.
In answering the question, “what factors enable social protection systems and programmes in ASEAN countries to be responsive to shocks and to deliver an effective response?” this study presents the findings for two ASEAN countries: Thailand and Lao PDR.
This scoping exercise offers an initial understanding of the digital financial landscape in Lao PDR and a preliminary exploration of opportunities and challenges surrounding digitalization of humanitarian cash transfers, mobile money transfers in particular
This decentralized evaluation was commissioned by WFP Lao PDR Country Office and covers the Baseline Evaluation of the WFP School-Feeding Program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole Grant [Fiscal year 2020-25]. It was carried out in 2021.