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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    East–Southeast Asia is currently one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, with countries such as China climbing from 20 to 50% urbanized in just a few decades. By 2050, these countries are projected to add 1 billion people, with 90% of that growth occurring in cities.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006

    Farmers in northern Laos have been experiencing a rapid transformation from subsistence agricultural production to intensive cash crop cultivation over the last decade. The current research examines land-use change patterns and the driving forces behind farmer’s decisions regarding changing land use and selecting crops, particularly in areas along the new North-South Economic Corridor that passes through Luang Namtha and Bokeo provinces in northwestern Laos.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Cambodia, Philippines

    This report draws on the Land Matrix database to analyze and better understand the phenomenon of large-scale agricultural land deals. It focuses on:
    » land acquisitions or investments (“deals”) targeting the Global South and Eastern Europe, including only low and middle income countries;
    » transnational deals, excluding deals where only domestic actors are involved; and
    » deals where the envisioned land use is agricultural.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007

    This report documents the contemporary ecological, social and economic transformations occurring in one village in Lao PDR’s central Khammouane province under multiple sources of development-induced displacement. Rural development policy in Laos is focused on promoting rapid rural modernisation, to be achieved through foreign direct investments in two key resource sectors: hydropower and plantations. Laos’ land reformprogram is also a key component of the changes underway in the countryside, as swidden (or shifting) upland cultivation is targeted for stabilisation and elimination.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    This study uses publicly available financial and spatial data to examine the geography of land-intensive investment in Southeast Asia, and to identify the
    limits imposed by problems with data availability. It focuses on three regions where land has been widely seen to be available for new investment: Indonesia’s outer islands; the “development triangle” where Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam meet; and the Golden Quadrangle region which comprises the borderlands of northeastern Myanmar, northwestern Laos, southern and western Yunnan, and northern Thailand.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007

    Rural development in the uplands of Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has presented many challenges for farmers and their communities. Lao government policy is directed at reducing the production of upland rice and providing sustainable alternative livelihoods for upland farmers.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007

    This study analyzes the institutional landscape, processes and track record of urban planning and land management in Lao PDR, and makes recommendations to improve future planning and land management policies in the urban sector.

  8. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2006

    The agriculture sector in Lao PDR is under going rapid transformation from subsistence to commercialization. This is in line with the 6th Five Year Plan of the Government of Lao PDR which emphasizes the commercialization of agriculture. In order to assist with this, planners at various levels will need better tools to recognize re-search and development issues and opportunities within different agro-ecosystems.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2017

    A discussion note from Mekong Region Land governance (MRLG) summarizing findings and recommendations of a multi-stakeholder initiative and study tour conducted in Southern Laos, to study the social and environmental practices of two large scale companies holding large scale concessions in Lao PDR, published by MRLG in January 2017.

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