Social Protection

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments around the world to impose strict measures to contain the potentially deadly virus. As in other parts of the world, Lao authorities initiated a nationwide lockdown to limit the movement of citizens. This strategy has helped Laos maintain a low number of...
Female waste picker in Vientiane, Laos
Packing and weighing garbage, Vientiane, Laos Healthcare can be a challenge for those living in Laos, particularly for the poor. Public healthcare is only available to approximately 11 percent of the population and private alternatives charge prohibitively steep fees. Added to that, many labourers...
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