Development challenges have become increasingly complex. Sectoral approaches therefore have become less effective in tackling burning development challenges.
In Laos, the government struggles to gain an overview of what is happening in land investments across the country. Land concessions can be granted by different institutions and at different administrative levels. However, there is no institution in charge of keeping track of such developments.
Therefore, key departments of the Lao Government are supported in compiling, harmonizing, integrating and exchanging information on different aspects of land investments from all sectors and administrative levels. To that end, the Lao Government is developing a cross-sectoral land investment database system, hosted within its national eGovernment framework.
This Lao land concession information system is part of the broader cross-sectoral Lao DECIDE info project, which is a multi-stakeholder governmental information integration and sharing initiative. On a voluntary basis, institutions can partner up and make their sectoral data available to specified user groups in a standardized way facilitating cross-sectoral information exchange, integration and analysis.
Currently, the platform provides one-stop access to highly detailed information at the national level, integrated across the following sectors: demography, poverty, education, health, foreigner direct investment in lands, ODA, agriculture and environment.