This Country Case Study focuses on the recovery and reconstruction experience of Lao PDR during recent disasters including typhoons Kestana (2009), Haima/Nok-Ten (2011) and the most recent 2013 flood events. The Country Case Study assesses the disaster recovery process in Lao PDR across four thematic areas outlined in the Recovery Framework Guidelines: Institutional arrangements to implement and manage recovery; Policy, planning and prioritization for recovery; Designing, costing, and financing recovery; and Monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery.
Within this framework, an analysis of the transport sector has been undertaken. Examples from two provinces – Salavan (affected by Ketsana) and Bolikhamxay (affected by Haima and Nok-Ten) are also provided.
The Case Study has been informed by a combination of secondary data analysis and national and provincial-level stakeholder consultation. The overarching objectives of the Case Study are two-fold: to inform the global guidelines and to provide a basis for operationalizing the Disaster Recovery Framework in the local Lao PDR context.