14 March 2022
Lao PDR - United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026
The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework is the most important instrument for planning and implementation of United Nations development activities at country level. It transforms the way that the UN will work with Lao PDR, building a functional platform for greater coordination, coherence, and effectiveness. The formulation process for the 2022-2026 Lao PDR – UN Cooperation Framework was evidence-based, drawing upon the UN’s independent analysis of the development context in the Common Country Analysis, the evaluation of the 2017-2021 Lao PDR-UN Partnership Framework, while ensuring alignment with the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan 2021-2025. Inclusive and participatory, under the overall leadership and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator, 25 UN entities collaborated with the Government of Lao PDR throughout the process, which included broad-based consultations with other development partners, the private sector, and civil society in determining four transformational strategic development priorities. The UNSDCF explains how the UN will work in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders toward the realisation of these priorities and the 2030 Agenda.