Rural employment promotion

Rural Employment Promotion Project Launching Ceremony

Rural Employment Promotion Project begins its journey to support the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic in creating decent employment opportunities.

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A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Lao People's Democratic Republic to mark as the official launch of Rural Employment Promotion (REP) project, an initiative that aims to increase incomes and boost employment opportunities for some 25,000 women and men in rural areas of Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The project is implemented by the ILO, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Lao Federation of Trade Unions. The implementation is divided into two phases. The first phase runs until 2027 and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A second phase will subsequently continue until 2031.
The initiative supports the implementation of the National Rural Employment Strategy (NRES) which targets decent and sustainable employment creation in rural areas to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.

For further information please contact:

Mr Mohammad Khairul Islam
Project Manager (English)
T: +856 20 5222 0654

Mr Bounthavy Bounmy
National Project Coordinator (Lao, English)
T: +856 20 5562 1752