USAID LEAF's Socio-Economic Baseline Survey, Lao PDR
In Lao PDR, LEAF is in partnership with the sub-level administration from the Department of Forestry (DoF). The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has started implementing the project in the two Provinces of Huaphanh (HPH) and Attapeu (ATT)1. Three targets districts have been selected by the national authorities to be the recipients of the program, namely Viengxay (VGX) and Xamtai (XAM) in the north as well as Sanamxay (SAN) in the southern part of the country. To facilitate monitoring and evaluation of project results, SNV initiated a Socio-Economic Baseline Survey (SEBLS) which was conducted from 21 January 2013 to 2 March 2013. This report has been prepared to present the major findings from that survey.