International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

How Lao Forest Industry Is Managed? Loopholes in Governance and In Practice
Kaisone Phengospha, Ph.D.

Continuation of stress on the Lao forests has been widely accepted among government officials related and international donors. Despite array of their efforts to address the issue of national forest degradation for three decades, It remains wide spread. This article investigates the effect of the chronicle change of the forest policy on the actual management of the Lao forest sector. It reviews reviewing literature attempting to historically link forest policies and their outcome in the actual practice. It then analyses the effects of the current forest policy by comparing regulatory framework for forestry sector with actual implementation phase in relation to timber commodity chain. The result prove that even though the Lao forest policies are vigorously enforced, Laos will still face difficulties in managing its forests in a sustainable manner.

Full Text: PDF