Lao People's Democratic Republic: Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map

Date: January 2012
Type: Country Planning Documents
Lao People's Democratic Republic
ADB administration and governance; Transport and ICT
Series: Country Sector and Thematic Assessments
ISBN: 978-92-9092-406-7 (print), 978-92-9092-407-4 (web)
Price: US$26.00 (paperback)


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing sector assessments, strategies, and road maps (ASRs) to help align future ADB support with the needs and strategies of developing member countries and other development partners. ASRs are a working document that help inform the development of country partnership strategies. This transport sector ASR highlights development issues, needs and strategic assistance priorities of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and ADB, with a focus on roads and urban transport. It highlights sector performance, priority development constraints, the government’s strategy and plans, other development partner support, lessons learned from past ADB support, and possible future ADB assistance, including knowledge support and investments. The product serves as a basis for further dialogue on how ADB and the government can work together to tackle the challenges of managing transport sector development in the Lao PDR in the coming years.


  • Introduction
  • Sector Assessment
  • Strategy Update
  • Sector Road Map and Results Framework 
  • Appendixes
  • References