Lao People's Democratic Republic: Support for Post-Private Sector and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Program Partnership Framework

Sovereign Project | 44114-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support for Post-Private Sector and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Program Partnership Framework
Project Number 44114-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7612-LAO: Support for Post-Private Sector and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Program Partnership Framework
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Country Operations Business Plan 2009-2011
Impact Sustainable economic growth supported by increased contribution of the private sector and SMEs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved business environment where the private sector and SMEs operate efficiently and effectively
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1: Complete the national roll-out of the business registry offices.

Component 2: Regulatory impact assessment program.

Component 3: Implementation of SME strategy.

Component 4: Trade Policy Capacity and trade facilitation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i)TA related workshops, seminars and training and any equipment procurement,

(ii) Lao Economists Study Group;

(iii) support and coordinate with the Program Steering Committee and the RIA Inter-Agency Taskforce,

(iv) support with coordinating with ADB Mission and the RIA Units; and (vi) formulation of the second subprogram of the PSME-2 in 2013.

(i) Knowledge products on competition policy, trade policy, and SME development; (ii) support the RIA Units at several ministries and agencies, (iii) progress of the Government in implementing policy triggers under subprogram 2 of the PSME-2 program

Physical closing of this TA is on 31 March 2014.

Geographical Location National
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A team of 8 international consultants (total of 28 person months) and 3 national consutlants (total of 60 person months-PM) will be engaged.

International Consultants:

1. Competition Policy Expert (4 PM, continuous)

2. Regulatory Expert (7 PM, intermittent)

3. Accounting Profession Expert (4 PM, continuous)

4. Technology Adoption Expert (4 PM, intermittent)

5. SME Finance Expert (2 PM, continous)

6. WTO Expert (4 PM, continuous)

7. Trade Economist (2 PM, continuous)

8. Trade Facilitation Expert (1 PM, continuous)

6. Trade Economist (2 PM, continuous)

National Consultants:

1. Legal Expert (12 PM, continous)

2. Project Economist (24 months, continuous)

3. Project Officer (24 months, continuous)

Responsible ADB Officer Mohd Sani Mohd Ismail
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Mr. Somdy Inmixai
Nong Bone Rd; Xaysettha District; Vientiane
Concept Clearance 04 Feb 2010
Fact Finding 23 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
Approval 27 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 7612-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2010 03 Dec 2010 03 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2014 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,190,000.00 27 Sep 2010 910,813.32

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