On the right path? Land concessions in Laos

Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael; Nanhthavong, Vong; Hett, Cornelia (2014). On the right path? Land concessions in Laos (CDE Policy Brief 3). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Land investment is booming in Laos, driven especially by demand for resources among its rapidly developing neighbours. Still, Laos remains one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. The government hopes that projects linked to land investments will improve local productivity, infrastructure, and poverty rates. But there are many risks to local livelihoods and the environment. Ensuring that land investment truly benefits the broader population demands effective regulation and strong political will. This policy brief provides key insights and recommendations drawn from the national inventory of land concessions and leases, the most comprehensive accounting of such land deals to date for a single country.

Item Type:

Report (Report)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Heinimann, Andreas; Schoenweger, Oliver; Epprecht, Michael and Hett, Cornelia

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

2296-8687

Series:

CDE Policy Brief

Publisher:

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

17 Mar 2015 09:05

Last Modified:

29 Jul 2015 12:53

Uncontrolled Keywords:

CDEPolicyBrief

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63793

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63793

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