Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Lao PDR as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.
The country is an active member of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and became a member of the World Trade Organization in February 2013. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting the Government of the Lao PDR since 1968, and remains one of the country’s largest multilateral financiers. As of 31 December 2014, ADB has provided $1.78 billion for 89 loans to the Lao PDR.
Cumulative disbursements to the Lao PDR for lending and grants financed by ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Fund, and other special funds amounted to $1.63 billion.