Capacity Building and Technical Assistance to the Government of Laos
LAI Program Mission is to improve Laos’ human resources through scholarships, training and organisational capacity building. This includes capacity building for civil servants through workshops and trainings and providing technical assistance and support to the Government of Laos, in two key government agencies, Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), and Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). LAI’s long term outcome is that MOES and MOHA demonstrate improved HRD and HRM practices.
Competency-Based Training for Human Resource Professionals
The Competency-Based Training for Human Resource Professionals program trained civil servants from the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Ministry of Home Affairs in human resource management and training and assessment. The courses ran for a period of 18 months and were delivered in-country. Participants undertook an Australian accredited training program with delivery of the programs in Lao, using the Lao language.
Ministry of Education and Sports National HRD Policy Technical Assistance
Technical assistance to Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) focuses on supporting implementation of National Human Resources Development Strategy (NHRDS) to 2025. The technical assistance commenced in 2015 with support for the review of the National HRD strategy and from 2017 supported Government and stakeholder policy discussion through an annual HRD Dialogue.
Support continues through technical assistance in the areas of the labour market, short courses for government officials and the development of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF) for National HRD strategy.
Ministry of Home Affairs Technical Assistance
Technical assistance to Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) commenced in 2016 with support for civil service reforms in the areas of Job Descriptions and Performance Appraisals.
During 2017 and 2018, key selected civil servants from MOHA participated in Competency-Based Training in the areas of Training and Assessment and Human Resource Management (HRM) to support government reforms in HRM.
Ongoing support continues with the development of materials for the Government of Lao PDR Human Resource Management Practitioners’ Program.