RAP PUBLICATION 2006/11
NEEDS AND POTENTIAL FOR RURAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN LAO PDR
Anne Nielsen and Dr Vanhmany Chanhsomphou
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2. Research methodology
Structure of the report.
3. National context
National development policies.
NGPES and youth issues.
National organizations with a focus on rural youth.
International agencies and INGOs focusing on rural youth
Situation of rural youth
Rural youth and education
Rural youth and employment.
Rural youth and health
1a. Obstacles regarding rural youth and education.
1b. Opportunities regarding rural youth in education.
2a. Obstacles regarding rural youth and employment.
2b. Opportunities regarding rural youth and employment
3a. Obstacles regarding rural youth health
3b. Opportunities regarding rural youth health.
4. Village context in two provinces
The situation of rural youth in selected villages
Agencies and INGOs active in the two provinces of the study
5. Conclusions and recommendations
Access to credit and funding.
Give rural youth a chance.
Annex 1: Field map of villages studied in Vientiane province
Annex 2: Field map of villages studied in Phongsaly province
Annex 3: Information summaries on Phongsaly and Vientiane provinces.
Annex 4: Rural youth-suggested activity plans
Annex 5: Conceptual schema on youth and family support
Annex 6: Problem tree for lack of funds
Annex 7: Problem tree for low education level
Annex 8: Problem tree for rice shortage
Annex 9: Problem tree for poor health
List of Figures
Figure 3.1: Map of Lao PDR
List of Tables
Table 2.1: Example of one methodological approach used during the village survey.
Table 2.2: Number of interviewed youth, by age and sex
Table 3.1: Age structure in Lao PDR.
Table 3.2: Access to primary and secondary schools
Table 3.3: Youth schooling.
Table 3.4: Awareness about contraceptive methods, HIV/AIDS and STDs
Table 4.1: Village school attendance in secondary and university education.
Table 4.2: INGOs operating in Phonhon district, Vientiane province.