Policy Options for Effective Implementation and Monitoring
This study assesses the state of implementation of SDG12 –Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). The 2018 VNR found that the Lao PDR could further institutionalise SCP within its national frameworks and practices. In order to support this process, this report summarises current progress and suggests areas for additional intervention. In addition to an overview of the VNR, the report addresses two questions in more detail:
1. Are SCP targets and indicators included in existing sectoral development plans in the Lao PDR? (Chapter5)
2. What are the institutional barriers constraining implementation and monitoring of SCP and what are options for short- and long-term reform? (Chapter 6) Given the importance of national-level processes in the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, the national context is key in judging a country’s progress on any given goal and target. The Lao PDR began to localise and integrate the SDGs into its national planning frameworks during the preparation for the 8th NSEDP in 2014. But in the area of SDG 12, progress has remained modest. The Lao PDR faces challenging circumstances in comparison to other countries implementing SCP measures because of its status as a Least Developed Country, and its reliance resourcedependent growth and small-scale agriculture...
This publication is made with the support of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Partners: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Government of Sweden through the Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme administered by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).