UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic

The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a diverse country with more than 49 ethnic groups, many residing in hard-to-reach mountainous areas. The country has a high adolescent birth rate and the highest maternal mortality ratios in the region. Since 1976, UNFPA support has been integral in responding to the needs of women and the growing youth population. With 60 per cent of the country’s 6.25 million people under the age of 25, the focus is now on sexual reproductive health, needs, choices and rights as an entry point to sustainable development.

Programme Activities

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Lao People's Democratic Republic 2016 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$1923397
Implemented by:
UNFPA $797364 (41%)
GOV $1015220 (53%)
NGO $110813 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (35%)
Non-core Resources (65%)
Sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$445302
Implemented by:
UNFPA $434325 (98%)
GOV $10978 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (52%)
Non-core Resources (48%)
Maternal health
Increased national capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
Total Spending:
$545223
Implemented by:
UNFPA $223625 (41%)
GOV $321598 (59%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (38%)
Non-core Resources (62%)
Family planning
Increased national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for and supply of modern contraceptives and improve quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence
Total Spending:
$932872
Implemented by:
UNFPA $139414 (15%)
NGO $110813 (12%)
GOV $682645 (73%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$339820
Implemented by:
UNFPA $149968 (44%)
GOV $189851 (56%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Sexuality education
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$14719
Implemented by:
UNFPA $14719 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$325101
Implemented by:
UNFPA $135250 (42%)
GOV $189851 (58%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$50862
Implemented by:
UNFPA $38603 (76%)
GOV $12259 (24%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$50862
Implemented by:
UNFPA $38603 (76%)
GOV $12259 (24%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Evidence-based policymaking
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$673532
Implemented by:
UNFPA $331399 (49%)
GOV $342133 (51%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Data and policies
Strengthened capacity for the formulation and implementation of rights-based policies (global, regional and country) that integrate evidence on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and their links to sustainable development
Total Spending:
$98060
Implemented by:
UNFPA $69496 (71%)
GOV $28564 (29%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Population data analysis
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to poverty eradication and sustainable development
Total Spending:
$48947
Implemented by:
UNFPA $36070 (74%)
GOV $12876 (26%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Data production and dissemination
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities and socio-economic inequalities, and for programming in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$526525
Implemented by:
UNFPA $225832 (43%)
GOV $300693 (57%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Dashboards available for Lao People's Democratic Republic

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic Country Programme Document

CPD Lao [2015-2016]
Distribution date: 26 November 2014
Cycle: 2015 - 2016

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CPD Lao [2012-2015]
Distribution date: 18 July 2011
Cycle: 2012 - 2015

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CPD Lao [2007-2011]
Distribution date: 11 October 2006
Cycle: 2007 - 2011

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UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDAF Lao [2012-2015]
Cycle: 2012 - 2015

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in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.