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Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR), September 2016

Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR), September 2016
  • Livelihoods in Lao PDR are diverse owing to a complex topography and the flows of the Mekong River basin. Over 40 unique livelihood groups exist in the country, each with a unique resilience profile.
  • The livelihoods with greatest climate resilience are those with sufficient access to financial capital (and wealth) and land, those which are highly diversified, and those which do not rely on rainfed agriculture. Focusing on activities linked to these characteristics will enhance community resilience.