Work Planning


The development of the UXO Lao annual work plan begins at the village level. Villagers discuss among themselves and identify priority families (factors include family size, income, capacity to farm the land, amount of land available, among others.) District planning authorities receive the final villages’ requests and evaluate them in accordance with the ability of the district to support such activities as well as if they fall within the district’s development plans and priorities. District authorities submit their final list to provincial planning authorities. The authorities then evaluate the requests according to the provincial development plans and priorities, taking into consideration the capacity of UXO Lao.


Development agencies receive support and priority if they submit requests for clearance to the provincial authorities before the annual work planning takes place.


With a final list, UXO Lao classifies requests as either a roving, survey, area clearance, or an ETS task. UXO Lao then schedules the tasks according to village, district, and wet or dry season. The National Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication approves all the provincial work plans with the endorsement by UNDP and UXO Lao’s donors.