37727-012: Improving the Climate for Investment and Productivity

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The goal of the investment climate study (ICS) is to help improve the environment for doing business in Lao, PDR, thereby fostering private sector development that contributes to sustained poverty reduction. The study will focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which play the key role in providing employment opportunities in the country. To this end, the ICS will: (i) assess the investment climate in Lao, PDR by probing enterprises on how various institutional factors, policies and ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 37727-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 4264
Approval Date 16 Dec 2003
Geographical Location Lao, PDR
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Economic and Public Affairs Management



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Ajay Tandon
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Responsible ADB Department
Economics and Research Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Development Indicators and Policy Research Division

Executing Agencies
National Statistics Centre
Bounthavy Sisouphantong

Department of International Cooperation
Mme. Khempeng Pholsena, Vice President