Strengthening the Capacity to Implement Natural Resources Legislation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Introduction

While systemic capacities that support the implementation and enforcement of existing laws and regulations in the country are strong in terms of legislative framework, the lack of local individual capacities in terms of knowledge, skills, experience and institutional support remain a major impediment. In direct response to these issues, this project, Strengthening the Capacity to Implement Natural Resources Legislation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, will strengthen capacity to implement natural resources legislation to meet the primary obligations of the Rio Conventions in Lao PDR.

Project Details

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Level of Intervention: 
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Lao PDR Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Project Status: 
Under Implementation
Location: 
Unspecified
Funding Source: 
Financing Amount: 
$500,000
Co-Financing Total: 
$603,317

Key Results and Outputs

The following are the main outputs of the project –

  1. Key stakeholders in the three provinces are implementing and enforcing important components of the existing natural resource management legislation. This will be achieved through an agreed set of priority laws, regulations and/or articles (Outcome 1.1); A compliance strategy consisting of a set of steps to be taken to increase local compliance with the law (Outcome 1.2); A package of operational tools to help enforce the laws (Outcome 1.3) and; Documentation of the impacts of the tools on compliance across the Project Site (Outcome 1.4)
  2. National level stakeholders have the capacity to implement and enforce natural resource legislation. This will be achieved through an agreed set of priority laws, regulations and/or articles, that are best addressed at the national level (Outcome 2.1); A compliance strategy consisting of a set of steps to be taken at the national level to increase compliance with the laws selected under 2.1 and to be implemented at the national level (Outcome 2.2); A package of operational tools to help enforce the laws (Outcome 2.3) and; Documentation of the impacts of the tools on compliance across the Project Site (Outcome 2.4).
  3. Legislation and policy with regards to the Rio Conventions in Lao PDR is made more suitable to the national situation. This will be achieved through legislative revision that will take into account the primary and secondary obligations to UNCBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD (Outcome 3.1) and; Feeding in the findings, experience and lessons learnt from the Provinces under Outcome 3.1 into the legislative process and into laws and regulations (Outcome 3.2).

Programme Meetings and Workshops

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Monitoring and Evaluation

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Contacts

UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor