Country Programme Framework
Programme structure based on UNODC mandates
The Country Programme Framework (CPF) addresses all three thematic areas identified under the UNODC medium term strategy for 2008-2011 as well as the nine pillars identified under the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2009-2013. Strategic objectives in the Lao PDR have been also been identified and formulated in line with the Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (2009-2012) and cover three specific thematic areas.
-Rule of law
-Policy and trend analysis,
-Health and Development (Prevention, treatment and reintegration, and alternative development)
Its five main programmes will support the Lao Government's efforts to deal with the substantive drug related challenges within an integrated programmatic approach. The CPF also complements the objectives of Regional initiatives through the MOU and ACCORD mechanisms from a country programme perspective.
The UNODC Strategic Response:
UNODC 's strategy is to respond to the five identified substantive problems with a country program strategy that includes the following five main components, specifically focus on:
1. Illicit Trafficking
2. Criminal Justice
3. Trend Analysis and Risk Assessment
4. Alternative Development/Sustainable Livelihoods
5. Drug Demand Reduction/HIV/AIDS
UNODC also addresses identified political and institutional constraints through a holistic and integrated approach that focuses on technical assistance, capacity and institution strengthening within the country, and at the same time building up broader experience and competence through a regional institutional exchange program building on existing frameworks and mechanisms.