Philip Alston says improvements in the lives of the poorest have not kept pace with economic growth.
Most of the cases involved infrastructure development projects such as road construction and repairs throughout the country.
As government funding runs out, food donations needed for 230 interned in Somsanga Support Center
125 families must be relocated for the Nam Theun 1 dam, but they are demanding more money to vacate their land.
Deputy PM says proper soil analyses would have revealed that the dam had a flawed design.
Unsanitary clinics with unqualified doctors lead to patient deaths.
Philip Alston asks why so many live in poverty when Laos’ economy is booming
In ‘ghost projects,’ officials collected money but built nothing.
The plan raises concerns among international lenders about adding to Laos’ already heavy debt burden
The accident is the latest in a series of incidents in the country's troubled dam and hydropower sector.
Though vegetables can be grown, not enough is left for the cultivation of rice, a staple food for families in the area.
Development projects Vang Vieng tourism district meet resistance from local villagers.
Many in remote areas eat only rice, though other food is readily available, Lao sources say.