The Learning House for Development is a network of Lao Civil Society Organisations working in development for poverty alleviation. Following the formation of the Lao NPA Network (LNN) in 2009, which was originally set up for officially registered NPAs, membership was expanded to include non-registered NPAs. The LNN was established through the support of Concern Worldwide and German Development Services (DED).
Learning House for Development was set up in August 2010 by members of the LNN and other CSOs, in response to a call from national CSOs for support and networking mechanisms to enable existing and emerging organisations to grow stronger. Learning House for Development was established with the support of Helvetas and the French Embassy (FSD).