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Third qualitative assessment of impacts of the economic crisis on households and vulnerable workers in the Lao PDR (Inglês)

This note presents the findings of the third round, which included a total of 128 people in 15 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). Most of them (63 percent) had already taken part in the previous two assessments in 2009. The groups included: 1) low-income workers in Vientiane capital (carpenters, restaurant workers, garment workers, daily laborers in various sectors, and small-scale traders in the informal sector); 2) migrant-sending communities in the southern province of Champasak; 3) low-income workers engaged in the tourism sector in Luang Prabang. The findings obtained during the focus group discussions were triangulated with 17 interviews with business owners and managers in the garment and tourism sector, with village chiefs, International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) representatives, and representatives of mass organizations. The sample is small and findings cannot be generalized to a wider range of vulnerable workers in the Lao PDR. It is hoped, however, that these findings complement other studies on vulnerable workers responses to crises and risk management safety nets in the Lao PDR.


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    Third qualitative assessment of impacts of the economic crisis on households and vulnerable workers in the Lao PDR

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