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Lao People's Democratic Republic
South-Eastern Asia
Title
Strengthening Lao PDR's institutional capacity to comply with the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement
Objective

Strengthen Lao PDR's national capacity to track progress against actions identified in its NDC for domestic and international reporting requirements under the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement

 

GEF project grant
USD 1.210.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
Pending
End date
Pending
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Lao PDR has the institutional and technical capacities to systemize data collection and reporting for transparency

Lao PDR has systems and tools to effectuvely track international support received for international reporting.

Stakeholders

Department of Climate Change (DCC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)

Technical Working Group for Climate Change (TWGCC)

Lao Women's Union (LWU)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), the REDD+ Office

National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Department of International Cooperation and the Department of Planning

Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB)

Ministry of Finance (MoF), State Budget Department

National University of Lao PDR (NUoL), Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Development Partners: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Knowledge Management Approaches

Storage and sharing of all training materials in digital and hard copies 

Documentation of project results in a user-friendly format

Regional knowledge exchange through south-south learning workshops 

Identification and sharing of best practices and lessons learned

Participation in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform through providing and receiving inputs


Meet the focal point of the project
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BounEua Khamphilavanh

I am working for Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Laos. My main responsibilities are GHG Inventory compiler and promote and facilitate GHG mitigation.

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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
3
1
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
National GHG inventory reporting
6
3
pending pending
MRV of support received/public expenditure
5
1
pending pending
NCD implementation reporting
5
2
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of Ministries that have strengthened their capacities (institutional and human capacities) to report information for the implementation of NDC +3 (=4) 1 BUR, NC, NDC, Reports from MoNRE
Qualitative rating of the National GHG inventory Reporting in its ability to track GHG emission from the key sectors +3 (=6) 3 Stakeholders' feedback reports on the national GHG inventory
Qualitative rating of Lao PDR’s institutional capacity for transparency-related activities +2 (=3) 1 Stakeholders' feedback reports on Lao's institutional capacity
% of training participants (Output 1.3) declaring to be in a better position to implement the National GHG inventory to track GHG emissions At least 70% 0% Survey to be completed by all training participants after training sessions
Qualitative rating of the MRV system in its ability to track financial support received +4 (=5) 1 Stakeholders' feedback reports on the MRV system
% of training participants (Output 2.2) declaring to be in a better position to implement the MRV system to track financial support received At least 70% 0% Survey to be completed by all training participants after training sessions

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1. Lao PDR has the institutional and technical capacities to systemize data collection and reporting for transparency

Outputs
Output

1.1. Gap analysis of the institutional arrangements and capacities to comply with the ETF is carried out

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.1 Undertake a stocktaking exercise of existing institutional arrangements, in particular line ministries, agencies, and other data providers, including their role, responsibilities, resources, personnel and capacities to prepare inputs for GHG Inventory and climate change actions

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1.1.2 Assess the gaps in the current institutional set-up and existing capacities based on best practices for institutional arrangements

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1.1.3 Conduct a validation workshop with key stakeholders from all sectors to present the findings of the diagnosis report and to collect feedback and adjust the findings, if required

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Deliverable 1: A desk review and interviews with relevant stakeholders from different ministries and agencies, using self-assessment tools and questionnaires

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Deliverable 2: Report of stakeholder workshop with staff from relevant ministries and agencies as well as representatives from subnational governments and the private sector to confirm the assessment of the current institutional arrangements

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Deliverable 3: Diagnosis report

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Deliverable 4: Workshop summary

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Deliverable 5: Adjusted and validated diagnosis report

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Output

1.2 Institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation on systemizing data collection and processing is established and formalized

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1.2.1 Develop design options for an institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation and a related roadmap, based on the diagnosis report and stakeholder feedback from output 1.1

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1.2.2 Conduct a validation workshop with key stakeholders from the different ministries and agencies to present and discuss the design options for the institutional mechanism and adjust the design options if necessary. This workshop is also aimed at sensitizing the different stakeholders to the new

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1.2.3 Pilot the new institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation for three months as part of the preparation of the country's second BUR and adjust the design if needed

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1.2.4 Draft legal instruments for the formalization of the institutional mechanism to be submitted to the Government of Lao PDR

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1.2.5 Seek official endorsement of the legal instrument for the new institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation through a set of high-level consultation meetings with key political stakeholders in Lao PDR, notably the National Environment Committee

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1.2.6 Initiate the process for formal adoption of the legal instrument by the Government of Lao PDR

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Deliverable 6: Initial design options for an institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation

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Deliverable 7: A draft roadmap for operationalization of the institutional mechanism

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Deliverable 8: Report of validation of institutional mechanisms options workshop

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Deliverable 9: Adjusted and validated design for the institutional mechanism for inter-ministerial cooperation

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Deliverable 10: Pilot summary and adjusted design of institutional mechanism

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Deliverable 11: Draft legal instrument including annexes

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Deliverable 12: Draft data-sharing agreements and MOUs

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Deliverable 13: Meeting summaries

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Deliverable 14: An endorsement document signed by key political stakeholders

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Deliverable 15: Formal adoption of the legal instrument by the Government of Lao PDR

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Output

1.3 National GHG database management system is developed

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1.3.1 Develop design options for the national GHG database management system, including mechanisms for QA/QC

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1.3.2 Conduct a validation workshop with key stakeholders involved in the inventory process to collect input on the draft design options of the GHG database management system and to define the guidelines of operating and using the system

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1.3.3 Pilot the national GHG database management system and the spreadsheets, guidelines and toolkits, developed in output 1.5 for 6 months in the identified sector

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1.3.4 Provide three training workshops over the three years of the project implementation to key staff in line ministries and agencies and the private sector on the use of the GHG database management, including the sector-specific spreadsheets, guidelines and tools developed under output 1.5

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Deliverable 16: Draft design options for an online GHG database management system

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Deliverable 17: Draft rules for the use of the GHG database system

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Deliverable 18: Adjusted and validated design of the GHG database management system

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Deliverable 19: Rules for operating and using the GHG system

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Deliverable 20: Identification of sector for piloting phase

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Deliverable 21: Report of the piloting phase, including feedback on user-friendliness, and with special focus on shortcomings of system

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Deliverable 22: Training materials in hard and digital format to be made available to training participants and system users

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Deliverable 23: Final report of implemented training activities

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Output

1.4 Country-specific emission factor is developed in the AFOLU sector

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1.4.1 Determine the specific carbon content of the biomass which is affected by burning for the tree species affected

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1.4.2 Determine the combustion efficiency of biomass which is affected by burning

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1.4.3 Conduct measurements for methane and nitrous oxide with laboratory equipment

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1.4.4. Compile all collected data to develop a country-specific emission factor for biomass burning-forest land, following guidance of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines

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Deliverable 24: Report on carbon content determined

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Deliverable 25: Report on combustion efficiency determined

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Deliverable 26: Report on measurement results

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Deliverable 27: Report on country-specific emission factor

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Output

1.5 Sector-specific spreadsheets, toolkits and consistency guidelines to facilitate data collection and reporting are developed

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1.5.1 Develop sector-specific toolkits and guidelines, aligned with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, for data collection and reporting in all prioritized sectors, complementing the GHG database management system in output 1.3

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1.5.2 Conduct a workshop with key stakeholders from the sectors to present and discuss the toolkits and guidelines

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Deliverable 28: Toolkits and guidelines

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Deliverable 29: Validated toolkits and guidelines

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1.6 Short courses at the National University of Laos are established and training to relevant staff in line ministries and agencies is provided

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1.6.1 Conduct a survey with staff in different agencies to identify capacity needs for GHG inventory and MRV

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1.6.2 Draft an initial training framework for the short courses on GHG inventory and MRV System Management at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the National University of Laos and conduct a validation workshop with different stakeholders for the draft training framework

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1.6.3 Conduct two rounds of trainings per year, hosted by the National University of Laos. This training will be provided to staff in different ministries, representatives from subnational governments and private sector

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1.6.4 Identify funding options for the training course to ensure its economic sustainability and further development with a view to increase the number of trainees, for instance from subnational and private entities

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1.6.5 Draft a capacity development plan for training providers (professors and researchers) at the National University of Lao PDR in international transparency processes Capacity-building plan for trainers

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Deliverable 30: Summary of survey

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Deliverable 31: Draft training framework for two short courses

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Deliverable 32: Report of validation of the training framework workshop

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Deliverable 33: Validated and adjusted training framework for two short courses

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Deliverable 34: Training material (e.g. presentations and reading material)

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Deliverable 35: Summary report of all training activities

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Deliverable 36: Report on potential funding options

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Deliverable 37: Capacity development plan for training providers

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Output

1.7 Regional cooperation and knowledge-sharing activities on transparency are carried out

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1.7.1 Participate in international conferences, workshops and capacity-building activities related to the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement, such as the Asia LEDS Partnerships' Community of Practice and the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC)

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1.7.2 Organize a regional south-south peer-exchange workshop, once per year for country experts from Southeast Asian countries to learn from each other's transparency activities and share insights on challenges, good practices and lessons-learnt.

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1.7.3 Collaborate with other countries through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and related workshops in knowledge-sharing activities

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Deliverable 38: Report on participation of key staff in conferences

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Deliverable 39: MRV Action Plan for further south-south collaboration

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Deliverable 40: Sharing of ideas, questions and materials such as case-studies through the platform

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Outcome

2. Lao PDR has systems and tools to effectively track international support received for international reporting

Outputs
Output

2.1 Tracking system for support received, associtaed with the implementation of Lao PDR's NDC is established

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Activity or deliverable

2.1.1 Conduct a stock-taking of the existing institutional arrangements and reporting systems to track international support received in Lao PDR, including an assessment of the Aid Management Platform and the ODA Monitoring Information Systems and the main barriers and gaps in the current systems

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2.1.2 Design a mechanism for reporting of climate finance in Lao PDR and draft related user guidelines for the reporting entities

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2.1.3 Conduct pilot studies on the validated mechanism for climate finance tracking and the related user guidelines. There will be a 6 months piloting period to ensure the functionality of the mechanism

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Deliverable 41: Focus interviews with key stakeholders from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and Investment and other relevant stakeholder such as donor agencies

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Deliverable 42: Report of the consultation workshop with key stakeholders

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Deliverable 43: Stocktaking report including barrier analysis

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Deliverable 44: Report of the validation workshop for draft design mechanism

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Deliverable 45: Validated design mechanism

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Deliverable 46: User guidelines for the new mechanism

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Deliverable 47: Report of the first 6 months piloting phase of the mechanism for tracking support received, including feedback and suggestions of the users

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Output

2.2 Training for public institutions on reporting climate finance developed and conducted

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2.2.1 Identify/assess training needs in sectors. The assessment will cover key stakeholders involved in climate change finance and will lead to identification of main training needs to be addressed by the training programme

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2.2.2 Develop training programme. Based on training needs assessment results, the project will produce a training programme with relevant training modules to be used during training sessions. A variety of formats for training stakeholders beyond only workshops will be considered in this opportunity

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2.2.3 Design and publish a Training Manual about the climate finance reporting system using inputs from the piloting step

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2.2.4 Deliver five training sessions to the stakeholders on using the methodologies for identifying and reporting climate finance as well as creating understanding of process and procedures of reporting

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2.2.5 Prepare of an overall summary of results of the training activities and assessment of its implementation

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Deliverable 48: Capacity needs assessment in terms of training activities for stakeholders

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Deliverable 49: Training programme for stakeholders

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Deliverable 50: Training Manual

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Deliverable 51: Report of training activities

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Deliverable 52: Assessment report with summary of results of the training activities and main conclusions associated

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Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
39%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
44%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
54%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
17%
la-Flag
Lao People's Democratic Republic
South-Eastern Asia
Ratification of UNFCCC
04 . Jan . 1995
Kyoto Protocol
06 . Feb . 2003
Paris Agreement
07 . Sep . 2016
Population
2017
6,858.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
1,850.20
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
72.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2000
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
1,039.55
Industry
48.41
Agriculture
7,675.91
Land Use Change and Forestry
41,919.79
Waste
134.31
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2000 2013
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending